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Bafatah Movement (Guinea-Bissau)

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Resistência da Guiné-Bissau - Movimento Bafatá
(= Guinea-Bissau Resistance - Bafatah Movement)

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Flag of RGB-MB
image by António Martins, 07 Mar 2010


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About the party

It was founded in 1986 as Movimento Bafatá (Bafatah Movement — named after a town in eastern Bissau Guinea), still during the single party regime of P.A.I.G.C. In 1991 it changed its official name to Resistência da Guiné-Bissau (Guinea-Bissau Resistance) and got a solid 3rd place in the 1994 parliament elections (19 seats out of 100). Its electoral results have been falling ever since and there’s currently no R.G.B.-M.B. representatives in the parliament, the party having obtained under 2% in the 2004 election and not even running for the 2008 election.
António Martins, 07 Mar 2010

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About the flag

The flag of R.G.B.-M.B. is shown as #2 in both ballot papers reported. It is devided in three panels like the national flag — black at the hoist and green over red at the fly, with a thin light blue laying "T" overall covering the seams of these panels; centered over the intersection a large round emblem (~2/3rds of the height), also light blue and filled with a yellow sun charged with an white open book and a white with black capitals scroll along the bottom edge. The flag ratio is roughly 5:7 as most others’ in the ballot papers are.
António Martins, 07 Mar 2010

The scroll reads the words "paz" (peace), "progresso" ("progress"), and another word.
António Martins, 07 Mar 2010, and Eugene Ipavec, 08 Mar 2010


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