“Who are the members of the CNRD? Personally, I know one: Mamadi Doumbouya. As for the others…” As one interlocutor who closely follows the work of the new authorities in Conakry noted jokingly, the president of the Transition is, to date, the only confirmed member of the National Rally Committee for Development (CNRD), with the exception of Lieutenant-Colonel Aminata Diallo, appointed spokesperson in January.
Created on the day of the fall of Alpha Condé, September 5, 2021, the CNRD is the first decision-making body in Guinea. As specified by the transition charter, which itself entered into force on September 28, 2021, it is “the central body for defining and strategically orienting the Politics economic, social, cultural and development of the country”.
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Problem: more than a year after Mamadi Doumbouya’s coup, no one is able to say with certainty who sits there. The interlocutor quoted above establishes the members of the CNRD at around ten. They would meet weekly, each time at a different place for security reasons. But another well-informed source assures us that there are 32 of them.