- The opposition coalition in Guinea has decided on a name after the military junta opened democratic gates and renewed hopes in the West African state to return to constitutional order.
Reports have said the coalition of political and civil society groups have named a veteran activist Jean-Marie Dore for position of prime minister.
The announcement of the coalition’s decision also follows on earlier reports that the wounded military ruler of Guinea, Captain Moussa Dadis Camara vowed to support the smooth return to constitutionality and with the civilians leading the processes.
Capt Camara has since been outside the country after being wounded in an attempted assassination, reportedly by one of his aides.
The opposition candidate, Mr Dore is said to be the leader of the Union for the Progress of Guinea (UPG) and comes from one of the minority ethnic groups of Guinea's Forestiere region, where Capt Camara also originates.
Currently Guinea is run under the interim military chief Sekouba Konate, who is expected to confirm the choice of the opposition coalition.
Guinea was taken over by the military in December 2008 following the death of the long time dictator Lasane Conte, since then, the West African top bauxite producer and exporter has seen crisis after crisis in its administration. The country also came even more under the international spotlight following the massacre of more than 150 civilians during a peaceful protest called by opposition parties at the stadium in the capital.
The UN and other international bodies and human rights groups have since concluded that the crackdown amounted to crimes against humanity.
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