Guinea: Government

Republic of Guinea Flag
Coat of Arms of Republic of Guinea

Key Figures

Chief of State: President Alpha Condé

Head of Government: Prime Minister Mamady Youla

Overview

Government Name: Republic of Guinea

Constitution: Adopted: 1990; Outlines the separation of powers among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches and establishes a republican form of government (temporarily suspended).

Government Type: Republic

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle Source: ElectionGuide, http://www.electionguide.org/
Executive

President and prime minister are in charge of executive tasks of the government.

The president is elelcted by the absolute majority vote through a two round system and the prime minister is appointed by the president.

5 years

Judicial

Supreme court is the highest court of the land.

Appointed by presidential decree.

Until dismissal by executive branch

Legislative

National assembly is in charge of creating legislature.

38 seats elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies.

5 years

International Relations

Foreign Policy Trends: Guinea has been active in efforts toward regional integration and cooperation, especially regarding the African Union and the Economic Organization of West African States (ECOWAS). Guinea takes its role in a variety of international organizations seriously and participates actively in their deliberations and decisions. Guinea has participated in both diplomatic and military efforts to resolve conflicts in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea-Bissau, and contributed contingents of troops to peacekeeping operations in all three countries as part of ECOMOG, the Military Observer Group of ECOWAS.

Regional Trade Blocs: ECOWAS

Treaties: Peace and Security Council


International Organization Participation  Source: CIA World Factbook

ACP AfDB AU ECOWAS EITI FAO
G-77 IBRD ICAO ICRM IDA IDB
IFAD IFC IFRCS ILO IMF IMO
Interpol IOC IOM ISO ITSO ITU
ITUC MIGA MINURSO MINUSMA NAM OIC
OIF OPCW UN UNCTAD UNESCO UNHCR
UNIDO UNISFA UNMISS UNOCI UNWTO UPU
WCO WFTU WHO WIPO WMO WTO

Note: Click table to see details


Environmental Agreements  Source: CIA World Factbook

Biodiversity Climate Change Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol Desertification Endangered Species Hazardous Wastes
Law of the Sea Ozone Layer Protection Ship Pollution Wetlands Whaling

Note: Click table to see details


Tax Authority: Information not available

Tax Name: Information not available


Sources:

CIA World Factbook and U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets except where stated otherwise.

Glossary