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UN sending electoral needs team

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has decided to send an electoral needs assessment team to Guinea Bissau, his spokesman Fred Eckhard said yesterday in New York. The 10-day mission will begin at the end of January and review what assistance the UN could offer the country during presidential elections due in March.

Under the peace deal signed by the government and self-styled Military Junta in November 1998 in Abuja to end a five-month rebellion, legislative and presidential elections are to be held by the end of March 1999.


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