Guinea: The Main Challenges of the New President

"The aim of this policy brief is to draw attention to some of the main challenges that the newly elected president of Guinea will face, and to formulate policy recommendations in view of addressing these challenges. For the first time since it regained its independence in 1958, Guinea has a president who has been democratically elected without any undue advantage of incumbency. Based on this, the policy brief identifies five main areas to which the president should give priority, namely: (i) national reconciliation; (ii) inclusive governance,in the sense that the political opposition is regarded as a partner rather than an adversary; (iii) the fight against impunity and the establishment of the rule of law; (iv) reform of the security sector; and (v) improvement of the living conditions of the masses."