Cape Verde hails Guinea Bissau court decision to nullify PM appointment

Cape Verde on Thursday hailed a decision by the Guinea Bissau Supreme Court to nullify the appointment of Baciro Dja as the country's prime minister.


Cape Verde’s Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves said the decision demonstrated public institutions in the neighbouring nation were functioning.


“Now there is need to initiate constructive dialogue between political parties and all other independent organs to enable Guinea Bissau to achieve stability and continue with the reconstruction process,” he told reporters when addressing the issue.

The Supreme Court’s decision shows Guinea Bissau’s judiciary is independent and autonomous, Neves said.
He expressed his admiration for Guinea Bissau’s army which had continued to “stay in the barracks” and didn’t interfere.

Guinea Bissau’s former Prime Minister Domingos Simoes Pereira was dismissed by President Jose Mario Vaz on Aug. 12.

The move was strongly contested by the African Party for the Independence of Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC) party which has a slight majority in the 102-seat parliament.

On Aug. 20, the president appointed Baciro Dja as prime minister — a decision criticized by the PAIGC as violating the constitution that stipulates the party that won parliamentary elections proposes the prime minister’s name. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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