Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

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Woman at a voting station in Bissau

Guinea-Bissau: Little hope for a peaceful transition

After decades of institutional fragility, Guinea-Bissau appears to be facing another political thunderstorm. Presidential candidate Umaro Sissoco Embalo has seized the reins of the country, but neither the supreme court nor the National Assembly recognize his victory. Meanwhile, pressured by the pandemic, the Economic Community of West African States has recognized the Sissoco Embalo administration, but only under certain conditions.

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