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Guinea-Bissau's new PM sworn in despite ruling party disapproval

Guinea-Bissau's new Prime Minister Baciro Dja (pictured on April 12, 2012) was sworn in despite angry protests from the ruling party, deepening a political crisisGuinea-Bissau’s new Prime Minister Baciro Dja was sworn in Thursday despite angry protests from the ruling party, deepening a political crisis a week after the government was sacked. President Jose Mario Vaz swore in Dja, 39, just hours after he was appointed to replace Domingos Simoes Pereira, who he fired over a series of disputes including the naming of a new army chief, sparking fresh crisis in the chronically unstable west African nation. The move put Vaz at loggerheads with his ruling African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), which denounced it as a “constitutional coup”.

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