Thousands of people have lined the streets of Guinea's capital to greet the newly-announced leader of this week's military coup.
Captain Moussa Dadis Camara waved at the crowds Wednesday as a convoy of several hundred pro-coup soldiers paraded through the streets of Conakry.
In a radio address earlier, Camara said he will lead a 32-member interim administration (called the National Council for Democracy and Development/ CNDD),which will include six civilians. He said soldiers have no plans to remain in power, adding that elections will be held by the end of 2010.
Earlier, the coup leaders announced a curfew that will run from eight p.m. local time each night until six in the morning.
The unrest follows the death of Guinea's longtime President Lansana Conte on Monday.The prime minister, army chief and speaker of the National Assembly have asserted that the civilian government is still in power. However, a journalist in Conakry tells VOA (French to Africa) that no one has tried to stop the parading soldiers.