World In Guinea-Bissau, the majority changed sides in the Assembly

07:25  30 june  2020
07:25  30 june  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

Guinea: new day of demonstration against load shedding in Kankan

 Guinea: new day of demonstration against load shedding in Kankan © Maarten van der Bent / Wikimedia Kankan city center in Guinea. (Illustrative image) “We want power! ", A simple slogan, but one that sounds like a cry from the heart: since this Tuesday morning, several hundred young people have been crisscrossing the streets of the city of Kankan, located in eastern Guinea, to protest against the power cuts . Traffic was paralyzed and several businesses closed.

Guinea - Bissau made the transition to a democratic, multiparty system in the early 1990s, and the country’s first free legislative and presidential elections were The PAIGC won a majority of legislative seats, while Vieira narrowly won his race. In 1997 Guinea - Bissau joined the West African Economic

Elections in Guinea - Bissau take place within the framework of a multi-party democracy and a semi-presidential system . Both the President and the National People's Assembly are directly The PAIGC received 46% of the vote in the National People's Assembly elections, winning a majority of the seats.

Le Parlement de la Guinée-Bissau. © AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO The Parliament of Guinea-Bissau.

It is a new stage in the political tug-of-war since the presidential election last December between Umaro Sissoco Embalo, recognized president by the ECOWAS, and the PAIGC, historic party, which disputes the results and had a relative majority in Parliament since the elections legislative elections of March 2019. For Umaro Sissoco Embalo, the stake of the parliamentary session of Monday June 29 was important: to legitimize his Prime Minister appointed at the end of February.

With our correspondent in Dakar, Charlotte Idrac

The politics of the empty chair. This is the strategy that the PAIGC had chosen yesterday for this parliamentary session marked by an important security system. The historic party denounced “a climate of terror”, and “pressures” on its elected representatives . But despite official directives, five PAIGC deputies finally participated, according to them.

DRC: political confusion in the Tshopo

 DRC: political confusion in the Tshopo © CC / Creative Commons / Piet Clement A street in downtown Kisangani (illustration image). In the DRC, the governor of Kasaï Central, Martin Kabuya, was ousted following a motion of no confidence. That of Kwango resigned, thus anticipating the motion of mistrust which targeted him. However, in the province of Tshopo, there is still confusion as to the outcome of the vote organized at the provincial assembly.

National People's Assembly ( Guinea - Bissau ). From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Assembly has a total of 102 seats, with 100 members being elected through a system of party-list proportional representation, and the remaining two seats being reserved for Guinea - Bissau citizens

2019 Guinea - Bissau presidential election. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Presidential elections were held in Guinea - Bissau on 24 November 2019. Holding a majority in National People's Assembly , the party swore in Speaker Cipriano Cassamá as a rival president.

MPs from the APU party have denounced the alliance concluded last year with the PAIGC.

Finally, five ministers, also elected deputies, were suspended from their posts in government the day before, in order to participate in the session. All of this therefore tipped the scales, and this new majority made it possible to include on the agenda the examination of the program of the Prime Minister appointed by Umaro Sissoco Embalo at the end of February: Nuno Nabiam who had so far not of parliamentary legitimacy.

Now the ECOWAS, recognizing Umaro Sissoco Embalo, had asked him to appoint a head of government from the majority in Parliament, as required by the Constitution. It’s another victory for Umaro Sissoco Embalo, who has been threatening dissolution in recent weeks. This is now discarded. But the political showdown is undoubtedly not over: the PAIGC continues to denounce a "forceful passage".

"State negrophobia": graffiti on the statue of Colbert in front of the National Assembly .
Colbert is considered to be at the initiative of the Black Code, written in 1685 and which legislated on slavery in the French colonies. © AFP The statue of Colbert in front of the National Assembly (illustration) The statue of Colbert in front of the National Assembly was partly covered on Tuesday with red paint and an inscription "State negrophobia". The perpetrator was arrested.

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