| New political crisis looms in Guinea Bissau
Bissau, Guinea Bissau 03/16 - Allies of President Nino Vieira have
dismissed as "null and void" the signing, by different Guinea Bissau
parties, of a national political stability pact aimed at forming a
The allies, in a statement to the media Thursday, said they were going to
seek the intervention of the country`s regional court to annul the pact.
In the same vein, the intended merger announced last week, of the ruling
African Party for the Independence of Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde
(PAIGC) and the opposition, has been postponed indefinitely.
The PAIGC has tabled a vote of no confidence motion against the
government of prime minister Aristides Gomes, which is also draws its
support from the opposition Social Renovation Party (PRS) and the Social
Democratic United Party (PUSD).
"We are calling for an immediate debate at the national assembly on the
political situation in the country," Joaquim Batista Correia, PRS
spokesman, told the media Thursday.