Doumbouya led the overthrow of President Alpha Conde on September 5 [File: Cellou Binani/AFP]
Doumbouya led the overthrow of President Alpha Conde on September 5th.
Guinea has sworn in Colonel Mamady Doumbouya as interim president, who promised to respect the West African state’s international commitments while transitioning to civilian rule.
Doumbouya, who led the overthrow of President Alpha Conde on September 5, was sworn in on Friday October 1st by Supreme Court head Mamadou Sylla for a transition period of unspecified length.
The new interim president spoke of his “commitment” that neither he nor any member of the military government would stand in any future elections that the military has 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”.
41-year-old Colonel Mamady Doumbouya has been sworn-in as Guinea's new President.— #EducatedStreetBoy (@JMate360) October 1, 2021
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. pic.twitter.com/WxiWCPRZH0