GUINEA BISSAU Issue dated 19/01/2021

Embaló wants to declare war on parliament

The president of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló.
The president of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló. ©Antonio Cotrim/EPA/Newscom/MaxPPP
Now that he no longer has a two-thirds majority in the National People's Assembly, President Umaro Sissoco Embaló cannot carry out his planned constitutional reform. He has threatened to dissolve the assembly, raising fears that this could provoke a political crisis just one year after his own highly contested election as president. [...] (396 words)
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