Guinea Bissau Supreme Court president receives ECONEC delegation

Bissau, Guinea Bissau (PANA) - The Predident of Guinea Bissau's Supreme Court Justice Paulo Sanha on Tuesday in Bissau  received a visiting delegation of ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) led by its governing board President Prof Mahmood Yakubu.

The delegation is on a Needs Assessment Mission to Guinea Bissau, a statement by ECOWAS said.

Crucial parliamentary elections are scheduled in November in the country, where an ECOWAS military Mission, ECOMIB, has been assisting to stabilise the fragile political environment.

Prof. Yakubu said there "can be no true democracy without the judiciary playing its key role".

The delegation, which discussed the assistance which ECONEC or its members could render individually or collectively to Guinea Bissau, includes two other members of the governing board and officials of Nigeria's independent electoral commission, also chaired by Prof Yakubu.
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02 august 2018 06:30:39

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