While the general strike has been suspended, uncertainty continues to reign in Guinea.
Last week, the head of state Gen. Lansana Conté signed a decree defining the expanded powers of the post of prime minister. This was in accordance with agreement between the regime and the unions that ended the 18-day general strike in which 59 people were killed.
Conté agreed to name as prime minister 'a high-ranking competent civilian, with integrity.'
However the head of state has not yet actually named anyone to fill the post in the week and a half since the end of the labor action.
This has not gone unnoticed by the unions. The labor collective has threatened re-start mass protests if a new prime minister is not named by February 12.