Political crisis

Rival president resigns in Guinea-Bissau’s political crisis

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 03:02 pm

Guinea Bissau’s political crisis continues to escalate following the failure by the two presidential candidates to agree on the outcome of December’s election.

While ex-prime minister and military general Umaro Sissoco Embalo was declared winner of the presidential election by the electoral commission, the ruling party rejected the results and challenged them in the Supreme Court.

Last week, Embalo swore himself in as president, while the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) which enjoys a majority in parliament also installed a rival president and prime minister.

In this article, we highlight the timeline of how this crisis unfolded which are.

  • Ruling party president resigns
  • Security beefed up at state installations
  • Rival governments installed
  • Supreme Court ruling
  • Election results
  • Guinea’s politics