2019 Guinea-Bissau legislative election

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Legislative elections are expected to be held in Guinea-Bissau on 10 March 2019.[1] They were 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 will not be completed until 20 November, and Prime Minister Aristides Gomes has proposed 16 December, 30 December, or 27 January 2019 as possible alternative election dates.[3] The elections were scheduled for 10 March 2019 according to a presidential decree issued in December 2018.[4]

Electoral system[edit]

The 102 members of the National People's Assembly are elected by two methods; 100 are elected using closed list proportional representation from 27 multi-member constituencies, whilst two are elected from single-member constituencies representing expatriate citizens in Africa and Europe.[5]

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. ^ Electoral system IPU