Brazil Lends a Technical Hand to Guinea-Bissau’s Presidential Elections

    A technical team from the Brazilian Federal Electoral Court (TSE, Tribunal Superior Eleitoral) collaborated in the organization of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential elections, which were held Sunday, June 19.

    Dispatching the technicians was a commitment assumed by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on April 13, during a visit to the African country.


    The team was sent on April 29 to assist the Guinea-Bissau National Election Commission in the process of preparing for the elections.


    The TSE staffers helped improve the process of computerizing the data from the country’s electoral census, making it possible to update the list of 538 thousand registered voters. Brazil also contributed 25 computers to the Commission.


    Guinea-Bissau is a member of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP), and Brazil’s objective is to increase “cultural, political, and friendly ties,” informs a note from the Ministry of Foreign Relations.


    Brazil also took part in the CPLP mission to observe the elections, sending representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Relations and the Brazilian Bar Association.


    The project is part of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and a series of other activities by the Brazilian government on behalf of Guinea-Bissau’s economic development.


    The Brazilian effort includes technical cooperation projects in the areas of health and professional training, cooperation for the reorganization of the Armed Forces, and agricultural and livestock development projects.


    ABr – www.radiobras.gov.br

    Tags:

    • Show Comments (0)

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    comment *

    • name *

    • email *

    • website *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Ads

    You May Also Like

    Wing of Airbus that exploded

    Plane that Crashed in Brazil Was Flying with Broken Equipment For Days

    As revealed by Jornal Nacional, Brazil's main prime-time TV news program, and confirmed by ...

    Presidents Lula and Cristina Kirchner

    Brazil and Argentina Take First Step to Eliminate Dollar in Mercosur Trade

    Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, presidents of Brazil and ...

    Sérgio Guerra, PSDB's chief

    Lula Starts Brazil’s Campaign with Vulgarity. In Brazil This Is the Norm

    Startled, no one was. Not even shocked. For long the unique political vocabulary of ...

    US corn growers

    Inflexible Were Brazil and India, Says US Corn Growers Association

    The stalemate in the Doha Round negotiations stems from failure from Brazil and India ...

    Angra 1 Nuclear Plant

    Nuclear Brazil Is Hiding Something. But What?

    Secrecy shrouding Brazil’s nuclear capabilities, suspected technological advances and provocative statements made by Luiz ...

    Brazilian Experts Discuss Tourism as Jobs Generator and Poverty Reducer

    Specialists attending the second Brazilian videoconference on Improving Regional Tourism Development Programs with the ...

    Enduring Scandal Drags Brazilian Stocks Down

    Latin American markets were mostly weaker today, as Brazil posted a more meaningful decline ...

    Brazil’s Business Leader Urges Bigger Role for Businesses

    In Brazil, the president of the Federation of Industries of the State of São ...

    Corruption and Poor Education Put Brazil at the Bottom in LatAm

    Chile is Latin America’s most ethical and sustainable country for business according to a ...

    The Fear of Being First

    By making Lula look like someone who could win, the PFL hopes to scare ...