GUINEA-BISSAU: Cautious optimism ahead of parliamentary poll

Saturday, November 22, 2008
BISSAU Saturday, November 15, 2008 (IRIN) - UN and other international observers say they are cautiously optimistic ahead of Guinea-Bissau’s parliamentary elections set for 16 November, while some citizens fear violence in the country long plagued by unrest. The breakdown of a national stability pact only four months ago -- followed by the dissolution of parliament -- sparked concern that the political situation might be too fragile for elections....