Guinea-Bissau: Supreme Court sees 24 parties apply for elections

Guinea-Bissau's supreme court received 24 applications from political parties to participate in the country's legislative elections scheduled for 10 March, it said on Friday

Guinea-Bissau’s supreme court received 24 applications from political parties to participate in the country’s legislative elections scheduled for 10 March, it said on Friday.

The supreme court, which in Guinea-Bissau has the powers of constitutional and electoral court, has 14 days, until 25 January, to publish the definitive lists for the elections.

The country has 49 political parties.

Among the 24 parties that submitted applications, the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), Party for Social Renewal (PRS), Union for Change, Democratic Convergence Party and New Democracy Party, are highlighted, all with parliamentary seat in the current term.

The voting was initially scheduled for 18 November, but financial and technical difficulties forced a delay to the start of voter registration and postponed the election date.

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