Guinea Bissau – After announcing during a speech to the nation yesterday, the President of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau officiated on Tuesday the resignation of the government headed by Baciro Djá.
The presidential decree of José Mário Vaz alleges that the government of Djá failed to “approve the main instruments of governance, namely, the Government Program and the State Budget.”
Another justification of the Guinean President has to do with the need for the formation of an “inclusive” Government, within the framework of the ECOWAS Roadmap and the Conakry Agreement, which stipulate some guidelines for ending the political crisis. On the other hand, decree number 09/2016 speaks of the need for the fulfillment of the constitutional duty of the Head of State as “the guarantor of the normal functioning of the institutions of the Republic”.
José Mário Vaz’s point of view is “to avoid [the] greater degradation of the political situation and create the best conditions to face the economic-financial and social impacts of the crisis.”