Guinea-Bissau general election, 2014
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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. In the second round, José Mário Vaz was declared the president-elect with 62% of the vote.
The elections were the result of a military coup in 2012 cancelling the elections that year. 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.
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. Article 33 of Guinea-Bissau's Electoral Law prohibits the publishing of any opinion polls.
Candidates and parties
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.
|Candidate||Party||First round||Second round|
|José Mário Vaz||PAIGC||257,572||40.89||364,394||61.92|
|Nuno Gomes Nabiam||Independent||156,163||24.79||224,089||38.08|
|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|
|Aregado Mantenque Té||Workers' Party||7,269||1.15|
|Cirilo Rodrigues de Oliveira||Socialist Party||2,070||0.33|
|Source: CNE, CNE|
National People's Assembly
|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|
|Social Democratic Party||2,302||0.39||0||0|
|Democratic Social Front||1,710||0.29||0||0|
|Source: CNE (seats), CNE (votes)|
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