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Guinea Bissau Parliament Passes Spending Plan, Saves Government

Guinea Bissau's parliament approved the 2016 spending program Thursday, saving the government from dissolution and lending the fragile West African democracy some stability after a turbulent few weeks. Prime Minister Carlos Correia's budget, which includes spending on roads, electricity, health and education, was passed with 59 votes in favor and none against. The vote was boycotted by the opposition PRS party, which opposed the plan. "We deserve this victory, especially...

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