The President of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló stated that the Government “cannot fail” in organizing the next legislative elections, scheduled for June 4.

“The next legislative elections are a test of the Government’s organizational capacity and the executive cannot fail these challenges and also a test of the civic maturity of Guineans, a challenge to our civil society”, said Umaro Sissoco Embaló. The head of state was speaking at the Presidential Palace, in Bissau, during the presentation of New Year’s greetings by the legislature, the executive branch, military leaders, regional governors and the mayor of Bissau.

The Guinean President also highlighted that it is necessary for the Armed Forces of the country to continue to develop a “culture of essential values” that are their own and “discipline and scrupulous respect for the hierarchy”, stressing that it is a permanent task and if that culture does not exist, it will cease there certainly was a military institution. “As supreme commander of the Armed Forces, I renew my commitment to do everything so that our Armed Forces are increasingly capable of defending our sovereignty, the democratic rule of law and the Constitution and its values”, said Umaro Sissoco Rocked.  The Guinean President still today receives greetings from civil society, religious entities, personalities linked to the arts and sports, from officials of the Presidency of the Republic and from the diplomatic and consular corps and international organizations accredited in the country.

The head of state dissolved the National Assembly in May and scheduled legislative elections for December 18, but the Government, after meetings with political parties, proposed that they be postponed to May.

Umaro Sissoco Embaló rescheduled the elections for June 4th.

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