Bissau-Guinea President Umaro Sissoko Embalo has announced a dissolution of parliament and early parliamentary elections before the end of this year, according to a presidential decree issued on Monday.
The head of state creates a “political crisis that has put into question the normal institutional relationship between the organs of sovereignty” and which is “evident today”.,
Speaking of “persistent and unresolved differences” with parliament, Embalo said he heard from the Speaker of the People’s National Assembly (parliament), the political parties represented in parliament and the Council of State, before making his decision.
For them, “with this political crisis, the capital of trust between the organs of sovereignty has been exhausted”. Thus he once again wants to give the possibility to his compatriots to form a parliament of their choice.
“I have decided to give the grounds back to the people of Guinea so that again this year, they can freely choose the parliament of their choice in the ballot box,” he said.
For several months, Guinea-Bissau has been plagued by tensions between the presidency and parliament, which, according to the head of state, have become “a place of political guerrilla warfare and conspiracy”.,
The Presidency also accused the People’s National Assembly of having protected duties implicated in acts of corruption and opposed audits of its accounts.
Since its independence, this West African country has faced constant political crises and institutional blockades. He also recorded several coup attempts.