The President of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló, has dissolved parliament and government and called for general elections, he announced on Monday.
Under According to the constitution, elections will take place within 90 days.
According to two presidential decrees, Prime Minister Nuno Gomes Nabiam and his deputy Soares Sambú will remain in office and ensure the functioning of the executive branch until the elections are completed are.
Last week President Embaló expressed his willingness to dissolve Parliament after a meeting with his President and representatives of political parties based in Parliament.
“After an audience with the President, he informed me that he will dissolve Parliament because he has received complaints from the judiciary and also, as far as I know, there seems to be a crisis between the politis to give to political parties,” Parliament Speaker Mr C Ipriano Cassamá told journalists last week.
Once disbanded, his permanent commission will assume parliamentary responsibility until elections are held.