Republic of Guinea-Bissau

República da Guiné-Bissau

Note: On March 2 2009 President João Bernardo Vieira was shot dead by soldiers in his residence after reportedly arranging the assassination of army chief of staff, Gen.Batista Tagme Na Waie, a long-time rival. Raimundo Pereira, president of the National People’s Assembly, was sworn in as interim president in accordance with the constitution on March 3. An election is scheduled for June 28.

Note: Following parliamentary elections on November 16, 2008, unofficial results listed the seat distribution as follows: African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), 67; Social Renewal Party, 28; and Republican Party for Independence and Development, 3. On November 23, two days after the results were announced, President João Bernardo Vieira survived a coup attempt when ...

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