It is not only in Guinea Conakry that demonstrations are organized against power. In Bissau, the opposition came out on Saturday (October 26th) to demand a total revision of the electoral roll before the presidential election. This should lead to the postponement of the presidential election. But the protest was violently prevented by the police. A death was lamented among the demonstrators. This is a 48 year old man.
Identified as Demba Baldé, he was with others at the Party for Social Renewal (PRS) headquarters and was about to go out to join the rally. But, according to testimonies collected by Agence France Presse, the police intervened to prevent them. Scuffles broke out and the forty-year-old was shot dead. Since August 2015, Guinea Bissau has returned to a political crisis due to the dismissal of the Prime Minister from the PAIGC ranks by the current President José Mario Vaz (Jomav).
Scheduled for November 24, the first round of the presidential election is to challenge 12 candidates including the outgoing president, PAIGC president Domingos Simoes Pereira and former Prime Minister Umaro Sissoco Embalo.
Currently out of the country, General Embalo is quoted by the current prime minister who belongs to the PAIGC in a plot to overthrow the power of Bissau. Charges refuted by the Madem-G15 candidate.