April 14, 2012 / 5:03 PM / in 6 years

G. Bissau main party rejects coup transition plan

BISSAU, April 14 (Reuters) - Guinea-Bissau’s main political party on Saturday rejected a proposal by the West African country’s military chiefs for the formation of a transitional government following a coup this week.

“The PAIGC rejects any anti-constitutional or anti-democratic proposal of a solution to this crisis,” the PAIGC (African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde) said in a statement.

The PAIGC, which holds two-thirds of the seats in the country’s parliament, also called for the release of its presidential candidate Carlos Gomes Junior who was detained by soldiers in Thursday’s coup.

Reporting by Alberto Dabo; Editing by Pascal Fletcher

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