Guinea-Bissau general election, 2014

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Guinea-Bissau general election, 2014
Guinea-Bissau
2012 ←
13 April 2014
18 May 2014


 
Nominee José Mário Vaz Nuno Gomes Nabiam
Party PAIGC Independent
Popular vote 364,394 224,089
Percentage 61.92% 38.08%
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General elections were held in Guinea-Bissau on 13 April 2014, with a second round for the presidential elections held on 18 May since no candidate received a majority in the first round. Several logistic problems and delays caused the elections to be repeatedly postponed, having initially been scheduled for 24 November 2013 and then 16 March 2014.[1] In the second round, José Mário Vaz was declared the president-elect with 62% of the vote.[2]

Background[edit]

The elections were the result of a military coup in 2012 cancelling the elections that year.[3] On 26 February 2014, the UN Security Council urged Guinea-Bissau's transitional government to abide by announced election plans, warning of sanctions against those opposing a return to constitutional order.

Former President Kumba Ialá died a few weeks before the elections.[4]

Electoral system[edit]

The President will be elected using the two-round system, whilst the 102 members of the National People's Assembly were elected using proportional representation from 27 multi-member constituencies.[5] Article 33 of Guinea-Bissau's Electoral Law prohibits the publishing of any opinion polls.[6]

Candidates and parties[edit]

Thirteen presidential candidates were confirmed by the High Court of Justice,[7] whilst eight candidates were rejected.[8]

The Court approved fifteen parties to contest the National People's Assembly election, but rejected applications from seven other parties; the National African Congress, the Guinean Civic Forum-Social Democracy, the Democratic Party for Development, the Guinean Democratic Movement, the Patriotic Movement, the Guinean League for Ecological Protection and the Party for Democracy, Development and Citizenship.[8]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
José Mário Vaz PAIGC 257,572 40.89 364,394 61.92
Nuno Gomes Nabiam Independent 156,163 24.79 224,089 38.08
Paulo Gomes Independent 65,490 10.40
Abel Incanda Party for Social Renewal 43,890 6.97
Mamadú Iaia Djaló New Democracy Party 28,535 4.53
Ibraima Sory Djaló National Reconciliation Party 19,497 3.10
Antonio Afonso Té Republican Party for Independence and Development 18,808 2.99
Helder Vaz Lopes Independent 8,888 1.41
Domingos Quadé Independent 8,607 1.37
Aregado Mantenque Té Workers' Party 7,269 1.15
Luis Nancassa Independent 7,012 1.11
Jorge Malú Independent 6,125 0.97
Cirilo Rodrigues de Oliveira Socialist Party 2,070 0.33
Invalid/blank votes 62,514 18,053
Total 692,440 100 606,536 100
Registered voters/turnout 775,508 89.29 775,508 78.21
Source: CNE, CNE

National People's Assembly[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
PAIGC 281,408 47.98 57 –10
Party for Social Renewal 180,432 30.76 41 +13
New Democracy Party 28,581 4.87 1 0
Democratic Convergence Party 19,757 3.37 2 +1
Republican Party for Independence and Development 17,919 3.06 0 –3
Union for Change 10,803 1.84 1 +1
Guinean Patriotic Union 10,919 1.86 0 0
Resistance of Guinea-Bissau-Bafatá Movement 9,502 1.62 0 New
National Reconciliation Party 7,903 1.35 0 0
Manifest Party of the People 4,101 0.70 0 New
United Social Democratic Party 4,048 0.69 0 0
Workers' Party 3,659 0.62 0 0
Socialist Party 3,480 0.59 0 0
Social Democratic Party 2,302 0.39 0 0
Democratic Social Front 1,710 0.29 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 100,352
Total 686,876 100 102 +2
Registered voters/turnout 775,508 88.57
Source: CNE (seats), CNE (votes)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guinea-Bissau postpones post-coup election until March Reuters, 15 November 2013
  2. ^ "Vaz elected President of Guinea-Bissau". Voice Of America. 20 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Electoral Calendar - international elections world elections". Retrieved 2011-05-12. 
  4. ^ Ex-president of Guinea-Bissau dies SBS, 4 April 2014
  5. ^ Electoral system IPU
  6. ^ "Holding of Elections Brings Guinea Bissau Closer to Constitutional Normalcy". European Union Election Observation Mission. Hotel Azalai, Bissau. 14 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Look, Anne (26 March 2014). "Guinea Bissau: Tight Timeline As Nation Prepares April 13 Polls". allAfrica. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  8. ^ a b GUINÉ-BISSAU: SUPREMO “CHUMBA” OITO CANDIDATURAS PRESIDENCIAIS E SETE PARTIDOS A Nação, 16 March 2014