I will work with military, says interim PM
RFI-Article published on the 2010-01-21 Latest update 2010-01-21 15:01 TU
“A military regime is one thing; the intrinsic value of each officer is another. Sékouba Konaté is an officer of valour,” Doré told RFI, referring to the interim President, who took over after junta leader Captain Moussa Dadis Camara was wounded in an assassination attempt.
“I do not think the issue of rejecting the military can be applied generally to Sékouba Konaté.”
He praises Konaté for going above and beyond what was asked of him to “lift Guinea out of its ruins and its descent into hell”.
Doré was named interim Prime Minister after an agreement brokered by Burkina Fasso in which the ruling junta agreed to elections in six months.
He would not comment on the make-up of his government, which according to Konaté spokesperson Idriss Cherif will consist of 30 people, with ten from the CNDD, ten from the opposition and ten from the four regions of Guinea.
Doré says he is not aware of how the positions would be divided, nor does he know who will get what portfolios.
The post of Prime Minister does not exist in the Guinean constitution, and Doré’s position is not secure.
“We are in a transition period, which means we have to invent everything as we go along,” he says, adding that whatever is decided will be included in the constitution.
Part of the agreement stipulates that no member of the military government can run for President, though it is not clear what would happen if a junta member resigned from the military before running.
Doré would not comment on whether a former member of the CNDD should be allowed to run or not, nor would he say whether or not he himself would run.