The law was unanimously voted by the 81 MPs present. The National Assembly (ANP) thus concluded two days of discussion under the leadership of the chairman of the Specialized Commission for Women and Children, Ms. Martina Moniz.
The Parliament of Guinea-Bissau today, 2 August, unanimously passed a law to ensure a minimum quota of 36% of women’s representation to be respected in elections or appointments to the National Assembly and Local Governments, with a view to achieving parity.
“We now see a normalization of politics, in the Parliament, in the government, which is generally fully functioning and another important step is taken towards total normalization that will be the next November elections,” Mauro Vieira said on 26 July at the end of his two-day visit.
At the end of the day, the group recommended, inter alia, support for transformative reforms in the defense, security and justice sectors, investment in training political and administrative actors on the impact of drug trafficking and consumption on governance and society, revitalize the Nationa
The Government of Guinea-Bissau and the United Nations team in Guinea-Bissau will carry out a joint field mission from 4 to 7 July 2018 to monitor the implementation of the United Nations Partnership Framework with Guinea-Bissau 2016-2020 (UNPAF) in the main areas of intervention.
The course aimed to enhance the understanding and application of electoral laws and the individual voter’s right to vote by law enforcement agencies designated with the responsibility of maintaining law and order to ensure the prevention of electoral violence.