Elections in Guinea-Bissau

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Elections in Guinea-Bissau gives information on election and election results in Guinea-Bissau.

Guinea-Bissau elects on national level a head of state (the president) and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The National People's Assembly (Assembleia Nacional Popular) has 102 members, elected for a four-year term in multi-member constituencies. Guinea-Bissau has a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.

Elections are run by the National Election Commission. The body is currently led by Desejado Lima da Costa.

Latest elections[edit]

2009 Presidential election[edit]

Party Candidate First round Second round
Votes Percentage Votes Percentage
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde Malam Bacai Sanhá 133,786 37.54% 224,259 63.31%
Party for Social Renewal Mohamed Ialá Embaló 99,428 27.90% 129,973 36.69%
Independent Henrique Pereira Rosa 81,751 22.94%
New Democracy Party Mamadú Iaia Djaló 10,495 2.95%
Independent João Gomes Cardoso 4,115 1.15%
Young Party Serifo Baldé 1,794 0.50%
Workers' Party Aregado Mantenque Té 1,736 0.49%
Independent Ibraima Djaló 1,489 0.42%
Guinean Patriotic Union Zinha Vaz Turpin 1,219 0.34%
Independent Luís Nancassa 1,195 0.34%
Independent Paulo Mendonça 949 0.27%
Votes unaccounted for in sources 18,383 5.16%
Total 356,340 100.00% 354,232 100.00%
Source: Adam Carr's Election Archive/didinho.org, abola.pt

2008 Parliamentary election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 16 November 2008 National People's Assembly of Guinea-Bissau election results
Parties Votes % Seats
African Independence Party of Guinea and Cape Verde (Partido Africano da Independência de Guiné e Cabo Verde, PAIGC) 227,036 49.75 67
Party for Social Renewal (Partido da Renovaçao Social, PRS) 115,409 25.29 28
Republican Party for Independence and Development (Partido Republicano para Independência e Desenvolvimento, PRID) 34,305 7.52 3
New Democracy Party (Partido da Nova Democracia, PND) 10,721 2.35 1
Workers' Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT) 10,503 2.30
United Social Democratic Party (Partido Unido Social Democrático, PUSD) 7,695 1.69
Party for Development, Democracy and Citizenship (Partido para Democracia, Desenvolvimento e Cidadania, PADEC) 7,073 1.55
Democratic Alliance (Aliança Democrático, AD) 6,321 1.39 1
Social Democratic Party (Partido Social Democrata, PSD) 6,315 1.38
Alliance of Patriotic Forces (Aliança de Forças Patrióticas, AFP) 5,867 1.29
Democratic Centre (Centro Democrático, CD) 5,475 1.20
Popular Democratic Party (Partido Popular Democrático, PPD) 5,308 1.16
Progress Party (Partido de Progresso, PP) 3,095 0.68
Guinean Democratic Party (Partido Democrático Guineense, PDG) 3,065 0.67
Guinean Patriotic Union (União Patriótica Guineense, UPG) 2,807 0.62
Democratic Social Party (Partido Democrático Social, PDS) 1,697 0.37
National Union for Democracy and Progress (União Nacional para Democracia e Progresso, UNDP) 1,328 0.29
National Reconciliation Party (Partido da Reconciliação Nacional, PRN) 782 0.17
Socialist Party – Guinea-Bissau (Partido Socialista – Guiné Bissau, PS–GB) 639 0.14
Guinean Democratic Movement (Movimento Democrático Guineense, MDG) 638 0.14
Guinean League for Ecological Protection (Liga Guineense para Protecção Ecológica, LIPE) 233 0.05
Total (turnout 82%) 456,312 100.00 100
Source: rulers.org, AMBP

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