2019 Guinea-Bissau legislative election

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2019 Guinea-Bissau legislative election
Guinea-Bissau
← 2014 10 March 2019
Party Leader % Seats ±
PAIGC Domingos Simões Pereira 35.22% 47 -10
PRS Alberto M'bunhe Nambeia 21.10% 21 -20
Madem G15 Braima Camará 21.07% 27 New
APU–PDGB Nuno Gomes Nabiam 8.47% 5 New
PND Mamadú Iaia Djaló 1.50% 1 0
UM Agnelo Augusto Regalla 1.42% 1 0
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Aristides Gomes
PRID
Aristides Gomes
PRID
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Legislative elections were held in Guinea-Bissau on 10 March 2019.[1] They were originally scheduled for 18 November 2018 following an ECOWAS brokered agreement between President José Mário Vaz and the opposition in April 2018,[2] but the electoral census was not completed until 20 November, and Prime Minister Aristides Gomes subsequently proposed 16 December, 30 December, or 27 January 2019 as possible alternative dates.[3] The election date was settled following a presidential decree issued in December 2018.[4]

The African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) won 47 of the 102 seats and remained the largest party. Although its loss of ten seats resulted in a hung parliament, pre-election agreements with the Assembly of the People United (five seats), the New Democracy Party (one seat) and the Union for Change (one seat) gave the PAIGC-led coalition a six-seat majority in the National People's Assembly.[5]

Electoral system[edit]

The 102 members of the National People's Assembly were elected by two methods; 100 by closed list proportional representation from 27 multi-member constituencies and two from single-member constituencies representing expatriate citizens in Africa and Europe.[6]

Conduct[edit]

Election day was peaceful, with President Vaz stating "no-one has been killed, no fights, no coup, without random arrests and without political prisoners. Instead, there is freedom of expression and the right to assemble." Voter turnout was reportedly high.[7]

Results[edit]

Guinee Bissau Parliament 2019.svg
Party Votes % Seats +/–
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde 212,148 35.22 47 –10
Party for Social Renewal 127,104 21.10 21 –20
Madem G15 126,935 21.07 27 New
Assembly of the People United 51,049 8.47 5 New
Patriotic Front of National Salvation 13,926 2.31 0 New
Democratic Convergence Party 9,864 1.64 0 –2
New Democracy Party 9,019 1.50 1 0
Union for Change 8,535 1.42 1 0
Resistance of Guinea-Bissau-Bafatá Movement 6,959 1.16 0 0
African National Congress 6,005 1.00 0 New
Patriotic Movement 5,756 0.96 0 New
Movement for Development 4,542 0.75 0 New
Guinean Patriotic Union 4,407 0.73 0 0
Social Democratic Party 2,854 0.47 0 0
Party of Justice, Reconciliation and Labor–Platform of Democratic Forces 2,849 0.47 0 New
Guinean Democratic Movement 2,789 0.46 0 New
Republican Party for Independence and Development 2,622 0.44 0 0
Democratic Center 2,444 0.41 0 New
National Unity Party 958 0.16 0 New
Democratic Party for Development 861 0.14 0 New
Manifest Party of the People 755 0.13 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 42,704
Total 645,085 100 102 0
Registered voters/turnout 761,676 84.69
Source: CNE

Aftermath[edit]

Following the elections, deputy President Domingos Simões Pereira of the PAIGC was initially proposed as the new Prime Minister. However, President Vaz refused to appoint him following a breakdown in relations between the two. The deadlock was finally lifted in late June 2019, when the incumbent Aristides Gomes was reappointed.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AfricaNews (2018-12-20). "Guinea-Bissau legislative polls slated for March 2019 – Presidency". Africanews. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  2. ^ Guinée-Bissau : les élections législatives auront lieu le 18 novembre 2018 People's Daily, 17 April 2018
  3. ^ "Guinée-Bissau : selon Domingos Simões Pereira, du PAIGC, " le président Vaz ne veut pas des élections législatives "". JeuneAfrique.com (in French). 2018-11-02. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  4. ^ AfricaNews (2018-12-20). "Guinea-Bissau legislative polls slated for March 2019 – Presidency". Africanews. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  5. ^ ++ Ao minuto: PAIGC vence eleições na Guiné-Bissau ++ Deutsche Welle, 13 March 2019
  6. ^ Electoral system IPU
  7. ^ "Guinea-Bissau Elects a New Parliament". VOA. Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  8. ^ Aristides Gomes appointed G.Bissau PM, ending leadership deadlock CGTN, 22 June 2019