Lieutenant Colonel Mamady Doumbouya has been officially President of the Republic of Guinea since Friday, October 1. The putschist who overthrew Alpha Condé a month ago swore in Conakry before the Supreme Court. Several foreign diplomats were present. On the other hand, the Heads of State, especially ECOWAS, avoided the ceremony, with the exception of Mali.
With our special correspondent in Conakry, Sidy Yansane
Colonel Mamady Doumbouya is wearing her beige uniform and inseparable dark glasses. been an invested president inside the Mohamed V Palace. The ceremony took place in front of ambassadors and representatives of foreign nations, such as Russia, China, the United States and France. No head of state made the trip, but Mali also led a putschist junta sanctioned by ECOWAS, sent Malick Diaw, president of the National Transitional Council.
“The people of Guinea have passed a decisive chapter in their history” Before taking the oath, Supreme Court President Mamadou Sylla called on the new head of state to avoid the mistakes of his predecessor Alpha Condé: “The people of Guinea have passed a decisive chapter in their history allows the sole handling of public affairs in secrecy for a cabinet of leaders who would not be accountable to the people. “
The main axes of the transition were revoked by President Doumbouya: a new constitution or the reform of the electoral system and the act. He also reiterated that no member of the transition will be able to stand for future elections.
Finally, the Guinean head of state insisted on the fight against impunity, the great Guinean scourge: “The independence and impartiality of the judiciary are necessary to establish the credibility of our state and to restore citizens’ confidence in the judicial institution that really needs a real renaissance.”
At the beginning of the evening, and for the first time as president, Mamady Doumbouya held a television address for the celebration of National Day this Saturday, October 2, “placed under the sign of hope and gathering”.
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