January 18, 2010 / 2:03 PM / 9 years ago

Guinea opposition picks activist for PM job

CONAKRY (Reuters) - Guinea’s coalition of political and civil society groups have chosen veteran activist Jean-Marie Dore as candidate for prime minister of the world’s top bauxite exporter, a source close to their talks said on Monday.

Dore is leader of party the Union for the Progress of Guinea (UPG) and, like the temporarily exiled junta chief Moussa Dadis Camara, comes from one of the minority ethnic groups of Guinea’s Forestiere region.

Interim junta chief Sekouba Konate has yet to approve Dore for the job, which will entail heading a transitional government intended to lead the West African country toward democratic elections and end the political crisis that began with Camara’s military coup in December 2008.

Reporting by Saliou Samb; Editing by Daniel Magnowski

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