Guinea Bissau Votes in Crucial Polls


The Economic Community of West African States is cautiously optimistic that the poll will be transparent, but analysts warn it willl resolve little if international partners do not work closely with the country after the inauguration of a new president.

VIDEO: Campaigning Ends Ahead of Guinea-Bissau Elections

Guinea-Bissau holds legislative and presidential elections on Sunday which are hoped will bring stability to the country two years after a coup. see more »

Polling station in 2008 elections.

  • Guinea Bissau:  Elections, Then What?

    International Crisis Group, 8 April 2014

    Two years and one day after the coup that prevented the victory of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) in the March-April 2012 presidential ... read more »

  • Guinea Bissau:  Tight Timeline As Nation Prepares April 13 Polls

    Voice of America, 26 March 2014

    Campaigning is now underway in Guinea-Bissau ahead of April 13 presidential and parliamentary elections. The country is trying to move on from two years of political crisis ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Jonathan - Tolerance, Territorial Integrity Preservation, Panacea for Stability in Mali, Guinea Bissau

    This Day, 29 March 2014

    President Goodluck Jonathan has identified tolerance, peaceful co- existence, unity and deliberate efforts to preserve territorial integrity, as the panacea for stability in Mali ... read more »

  • Gambia:  Jammeh's Expertise Sought Ahead of Bissau Polls

    The Daily Observer, 14 March 2014

    The the fast-approaching presidential and national assembly elections in Guinea Bissau is heating up the polity in the Portuguese speaking country, with the key political actors ... read more »

  • Guinea Bissau:  State Dept. On Elections in Guinea-Bissau

    United States Department of State, 9 April 2014

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE read more »

  • Guinea Bissau:  Elections in Guinea-Bissau

    United States Department of State, 9 April 2014

    Press Statement read more »

  • Guinea Bissau:  Security Council Press Statement On Situation in Guinea-Bissau

    United Nations, 3 April 2014

    The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President U. Joy Ogwu (Nigeria): read more »

  • Guinea Bissau:  UN Calls for Credible Polls

    UN News Service, 4 April 2014

    The United Nations Security Council has urged all national stakeholders in Guinea-Bissau to facilitate the conduct of peaceful and credible elections on 13 April, when citizens of ... read more »

  • Guinea Bissau:  UN Panel Stresses Need for Free, Fair Polls

    UN News Service, 1 April 2014

    The United Nations panel dealing with peacebuilding efforts in Guinea-Bissau today welcomed the successful preparations for the country's upcoming legislative and presidential ... read more »

  • Guinea Bissau:  Tension and Uncertainty Ahead of Polls

    Institute for Security Studies, 5 March 2014

    The African Union's Peace and Security Council (PSC) certainly has a lot on its plate. With the war in South Sudan, the escalating crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) and ... read more »

  • Africa:  Success of Upcoming Elections Critical to Guinea-Bissau's Future Economic, Social Stability, Security Council Told

    United Nations, 26 February 2014

    Special Representative of Secretary-General Delivers Briefing as Members Also Hear from Peacebuilding, Regional Actors read more »

  • Guinea Bissau:  Guinea-Bissau Urged to Keep Up Momentum Ahead of Delayed Vote - Security Council

    UN News Service, 26 February 2014

    The United Nations Security Council urged Guinea-Bissau and the international community to redouble efforts aimed at preparing for the long delayed elections which have been ... read more »

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