Will Elections in Guinea-Bissau End Years of Political Crisis?

Voters in Guinea-Bissau went to the polls on March 10 to elect a new parliament in the hope of ending a protracted leadership deadlock in a country that has become well-known for drug trafficking and instability. The ruling party fielded candidates along with 20 opposition parties, voting was peaceful and turnout was high - but the question that remains is whether or not the poll will mark the end of a long period of political crisis and the beginning of a new era in the West African country.

The central Avenida dos Combatentes da Liberdade da Pátria avenue in the capital Bissau (file photo).

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