The President of Guinea-Bissau said that the Guinean State is still standing and that he remains firm in his post. The president’s speech takes place after the attempted coup on the 1st of February. During his speech, Umaro Sissoco Embaló denounced the perpetrators of the coup. ”They wanted to provoke political chaos and thus condemn Guinea-Bissau to another cycle of political instability and destruction of development expectations. The Guinean State is standing. The President of the Republic that the Guinean people freely and democratically elected remains firmly in his post,” said the president. Umaro Sissoco Embaló also announced that the attempted coup resulted in 12 deaths. The speech also marked the start of the judicial year in the country.