Discussion with President Alpha Condé of the Republic of Guinea

August 01, 2011
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This event was co-sponsored by The National Endowment for Democracy,

The Center for Strategic and International Studies, and The National Democratic Institute.

President Alpha Condé was sworn in on December 3 as the Republic of Guinea’s first democratically-elected president after 50 years of authoritarian and military rule. Though richly endowed with natural resources, Guinea is one of the poorest countries in West Africa. Decades of economic mismanagement and political repression have stunted economic growth and inhibited the development of democratic practices. An assassination attempt on President Condé on July 19 vividly demonstrates the fragility of Guinea’s nascent democracy.

Since assuming power, President Condé has reiterated his determination to promote good governance and national reconciliation, strengthen democratic institutions and undertake security sector reform. Guinea is scheduled to hold legislative elections before the end of the year.

President Condé briefed the audience on his government’s actions after seven months in office and shared his vision and priorities for the country.

Moderated by:

Kenneth Wollack
President, National Democratic Institute