Guinea PM steps down after president Conde re-elected

Alpha Conde (R) takes the oath of office for his second five-year term as president of Guinea at the Sekoutoureya royal palace in Conakry on December 21, 2015Guinea’s prime minister on Wednesday stepped down in order to make way for a new administration after President Alpha Conde was sworn in for a controversial second five-year term, the presidency said in a statement. While accepting Mohamed Said Fofana’s resignation, Conde asked the government to continue exercising its functions until a new cabinet is formed, the statement added. The constitutional court last month formally confirmed Conde’s re-election with 57.8 percent of the vote, dismissing opposition claims of vote rigging and fraud.

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