Friday, January 26, 2007

[Guinean news] Conté reportedly to cede some powers

The Guinean leader, Gen. Lansana Conté, has agreed to cede some powers to "a prime minister who is head of government," according to a union leader.

Following his sacking of reformist prime minister Cellou Dallien Diallo last April, Gen. Conté has served as both head of state and head of government.

Though a prime minister with real powers was a key demand of unions, it is unclear if this will put an end to the general strike that has led to almost 60 deaths in two weeks.

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