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GUINEA: Polygamy now banned.


Guinean deputies voted on May 9, 2019, by a large majority for the new civil code submitted to their appreciation, and which now prohibits polygamy in the Republic of Guinea.

Only four of the 111 current members of the National Assembly voted against. Two abstained.

According to the new law, marriage is subject to the regime of monogamy for all Guinean citizens. However, the future husband may, at the time of the marriage celebration, with the explicit agreement of his future wife, declare that he opts for polygamy limited to two, three or four women at most.

Needless to say, the new text is the subject of much criticism in the Guinean media, so much polygamy is prevalent in this very West African country predominantly Muslim. Even within the ruling class.


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