41-year-old Colonel Mamady Doumbouya has been sworn-in as Guinea’s new President. He overthrew former President Alpha Conde, who amended the constitution to be eligible for a third term on September 5, 2021. Alpha Conde’s administration also killed protesters.
The new interim president spoke of his “commitment” that neither he nor any member of the junta would stand in any future elections that the military have promised to organise after the transition period.
His administration’s mission is to “refound the state” he said, by drafting a new constitution, fighting corruption, reforming the electoral system and then organising “free, credible and transparent” elections.
He once again said nothing at the time of his swearing in about how long he will remain the interim leader.
The new president also promised to “respect all the national and international commitments to which the country has subscribed.”