Guinea-Bissau: Perspectives on the Upcoming Elections

"Guinea-Bissau is currently living through a decisive period in its political history. Marked by governmental instability since 1998, Guinea-Bissau will hold legislative elections on 28 March 2004. According to various government bodies and the main political parties, these will be “the most important vote in the history of Guinea-Bissau”. As a background to the elections and in the context of the many political and economic challenges facing the country, this situation report will analyse the country's political evolution, as well as provide a discussion of possible outcomes of the election."