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On 24 May the group of five international partners of Guinea-Bissau - the African Union, CPLP, ECOWAS, European Union, and the United Nations - issued a statement expressing concern for the new political impasse and call for the “urgent” appointment of a new prime minister and government respecting the “sovereign will of the people of Guinea-Bissau” expressed in the 10 March legislative elections.

In the final communiqué of its 34th annual meeting, which took place this year in Bissau, the Heads of UN Peace Missions in West Africa urged all political parties represented at the National People's Guinea-Bissau "to work together constructively to enable that legislative body to focus on post-electoral priorities.

A Civil Society Organizations Network for Public Policy Monitoring was formally established in Bissau today through a Constituent Assembly on April 26.

The African Party of Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) won the legislative elections on March 10, with 47 of the 102 mandates in Parliament, the National Election Commission revealed today, at a press conference led by its president José Pedro Sambú.