The review period was shaped by a military coup d’état and the subsequent political events. Several red flags are already visible that have triggered nervousness about possible authoritarian tendencies familiar to Guineans from past governments.

Guinea has successfully rebounded from the COVID-19 pandemic. With more than 90% of its exports originating from the mining sector, these economic benefits often fail to improve the lives of the poor, particularly in rural areas. Meanwhile, Guinea has witnessed a substantial increase in electricity production and will further improve its infrastructure with new railroads.

The new government has set itself an ambitious program of reforms during its announced 40-month transition. Because the junta is not bound by any checks or balances, it can move faster than an elected government. However, the lack of consultation may yield laws, institutions, and officials with limited legitimacy.

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