Guinea-Bissau’s President Umaro Sissoco Embaló has dissolved the parliament, three months after saying he had survived a coup attempt.

Guinea-Bissau’s President Umaro Sissoco Embaló has dissolved the parliament, three months after saying he had survived a coup attempt.

Embalo accused the lawmakers of corruption and cited persistent and unresolved differences with parliament.

He said he has defended and protected, under the guise of parliamentary immunity, deputies heavily indicted for crimes of corruption, harmful administration and has become tired to be entangled in all this chaos.

Embaló dismissed the government, but kept both the prime minister and his deputy in place in order to keep things running until the next legislative elections.

Guinea-Bissau has seen more than a dozen coups or attempted coups since independence in 1974.

 

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