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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-01-15

The Prime Minister of Guinea, Mohamed Said Fofana, has tendered his resignation and that of his government in a routine transition following National Assembly elections last September.

The resignation, which came after three years in power, was announced in a statement from the office of President Alpha Condé.

"I have just presented the resignation of my government to the president of the republic... He thanked the members of the government for all their efforts during these three years," Fofana was quoted as saying.

The resignation came two days after the National Assembly, elected last September, opened its session and chose its speaker.

It makes way for a new government to be appointed following the victory of President Condé's Rally of the Guinean People party and its allies in the parliamentary elections.

Despite clashes in the run-up to the polls and reports of electoral irregularities, the main opposition parties finally accepted the result.

The new institutions are replacing the transitional ones in place since the death of Guinea's former ruler Lansana Conté in 2008.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP)

Date created : 2014-01-15

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