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Guinea-Bissau/Presidential election

Guinea-Bissau/Presidential election

Published on July 27, 2009
Communiqué issued by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

Paris, July 30, 2009

France congratulates Malam Bacai Sanha on his election as President of Guinea-Bissau. It is her hope that he will lead the country on the path of peace, in the wake of the violence which has plunged Guinea-Bissau into mourning since the President Vieira’s assassination on March 2, 2009.

We pay tribute to the dignified, responsible attitude of Kumba Yala, who, by accepting the results of the poll, is showing the path to follow so that Guinea-Bissau regains the stability necessary for her reconstruction and development.

France reiterates her wish for elucidation of the full circumstances of the murders committed since March 2, so that these crimes do not remain unpunished./.

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