Seven ministers representing the Portuguese Speaking Community (CPLP) Wednesday in New York agreed that the date of November 24 this year is no longer 'technically suitable' for the elections in Guinea Bissau.
The situation in Guinea Bissau that is under a transitional government that followed the coup d'Etat of 12 April 2012, topped the work lunch the CPLP ministers had on Wednesday in New York, on the sidelines of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The Portuguese Foreign minister on the occasion explained that the Guinea Bissau representative was not available at the meeting because the organisation does not recognise the legitimacy of the Government.
According to the schedule designed together with the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), Guinea Bissau was supposed to hold general elections on November 24 this year and put an end to the period of transition on December 31.
But the ministers gathered and agreed that the schedule would not be met.
Rui Machete added that there is a concern to find "credible and feasible solutions that enable a return to stability and avoid a more or less artificial solution or a puppet Government."
The Portuguese diplomat said he believes that the election is not technically feasible as previously planned as there are registration, financing and especially political problems.
CPLP groups Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau (suspended), Mozambique, Portugal and East Timor.