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Guinea-Bissau

Yearbook 1997

Guinea Bissau. According to Countryaah, President Joćo Bernardo Vieira reformed his government in June. Carlos Correia was appointed new Prime Minister. He succeeded Manuel Saturnino da Costa, who was laid off at the end of May to resolve the political crisis that arose and, according to the president, threatened the order in the country: troops had been ordered out in the capital in May to defeat riots instigated by state employees in protest against poor working conditions and against having not received their wages. Several changes in the government were made during the month of June.

1997 Guinea-Bissau

In October, the president ousted Prime Minister Carlos Correia. The provision was made after the Supreme Court announced that the appointment of the new Prime Minister in June did not comply with the Constitution.

However, the president reinstated him the next day after, among other things, have consulted with the opposition party leader.

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