UN: Financial and logistical problems might delay Guinea Bissau’s election
The UN special representative to Guinea-Bissau says a planned presidential election in the West Africa nation in November may need to be delayed due to financial and logistical reasons. Jose Ramos Horta spoke after briefing the UN Security Council Thursday. Mr. Horta cautioned that a short delay would not create new challenges, though a more significant postponement could destabilize the political situation and undermine the efforts achieved so far after a military coup in April last year. The presidential poll is scheduled for the 24 of Nov. Mr. Horta is a Nobel Peace Prize Winner and was president of East Timor before becoming the head of the U.N. peace-building office in Guinea-Bissau this year.