Guinea-Bissau, International Partners to Fund Electoral Process

Guinea-Bissau, International Partners to Fund Electoral Process

The Guinea-Bissau government says it will fund 70% of the electoral process while international partners will make up for what is left in the forthcoming June 4 legislative elections.

Speaking at a Press briefing, the Minister of Territorial Administration, Fernando Gomes disclosed that the Guinean government will invest more than five billion West African CFA Franc (about 7.6 million euros) into the elections.

Opposition leader Embalo wins Guinea Bissau presidential runoff

He stressed that for the first time, the State of Guinea-Bissau through the Democracy Fund will be able to finance about 70 percent of the amount necessary to carry out the electoral process.

Guinean President Umaro Sissoco Embaló dissolved the National Assembly in May and scheduled legislative elections for December 18, but the government, after meetings with political parties, proposed postponing them to May.

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