ECOWAS Heads of State expected Saturday in Lomé on crisis in Guinea Bissau

The Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) meet in Lome on Saturday for an extraordinary summit on political developments in Guinea Bissau.
Indeed, the country has been going through for a few years, a political crisis with several twists and turns. Its actors signed on October 14, 2016, the Conakry Agreement, which recommends a consensual procedure for choosing a prime minister, and which must remain in place until the 2018 legislative elections.

It also provides for the formation of an inclusive government according to an organization chart negotiated in a consensual manner with all the political parties represented in the National Assembly, on the principle of proportional representation.

These provisions have remained, until then, not respected. In response, ECOWAS took, on February 1, 2018, sanctions against about twenty political figures who, it is said, obstruct the process of standardization.

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