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Guinea

Government

Guinea is governed under the constitution of 1990 (suspended after an army coup in 2008). The president, who is the head of state, is popularly elected for a seven-year term; there are no term limits. The prime minister, who is the head of government, is appointed by the president. The unicameral legislature consists of the 114-seat People's National Assembly, whose members are popularly elected for five-year terms. Administratively, the country is divided into 33 prefectures and one special zone (the capital).

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