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Government and Rebels agree on new political structure

Guinea Bissau’s Executive Joint Committee, made up of officials from the government and military junta, has approved the structure of the government of national unity, an element of the Abuja Peace Accord. News reports and diplomats said the cabinet would comprise a prime minister, nine ministers and seven secretaries of state. OCHA reported last Thursday that President Joao Bernardo Vieira had said he wanted to choose the prime minister.

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