CPLP: Parliamentary Assembly meets in Luanda with Guinea-Bissau on the agenda

The situation in Guinea-Bissau is one of the topics on the agenda at the two-day meeting of the 1st Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Community of aluese Speaking Countries (CPLP), which begins this Monday January 15 in Luanda.
Speaking to the media, the chairman of the CPLP Parliamentary Assembly’s Committee on Politics, Strategy, Legislation, Citizenship and Movement, considers that there is a situation in Guinea-Bissau that “deserves attention”.
“The rule of law and democracy, respect for the Constitution are cornerstones for our countries to move forward,” Porfírio Silva declared.
“In the case of Guinea-Bissau, we have a situation that worries us all very much, since we are aware that the National People’s Assembly of Guinea-Bissau is once again being prevented from exercising its mandate in a situation that seems clearly unconstitutional to us,” he said. For Porfírio Silva, “from the elements that are available, both from a legal point of view, in terms of knowledge of the Constitution of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, and from a factual point of view, there are elements that concern us”.
The current composition of the Guinea-Bissau People’s National Assembly is the result of elections held in June 2023 and the President of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló, dissolved parliament on December 4, despite the fact that the Constitution does not allow this in the 12 months following the election.

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