Guinea-Bissau Heads for Election Run-Off

The country is headed for an election run-off next month that will pit the candidate of the former ruling party, Jose Mario Vaz, against an independent candidate, Nuno Gomes Nabiam, who is believed to have a strong support within the military.

  • Guinea Bissau:   Nation Prepares for Presidential Run-Off

    VOA, 17 April 2014

    Guinea-Bissau is headed to a presidential run-off election next month that will pit the candidate of the ex-ruling party against an independent seen as having strong support in the… Read more »

First round voting in Guinea Bissau

  • Gambia:   Bissau-Guineans Cast Ballot in Gambia

    Daily Observer, 14 April 2014

    Thousands of Bissau-Guineans residing in The Gambia on Sunday turned out in their numbers to exercise their democratic rights in a poll that is billed to end the two-year… Read more »

  • Guinea Bissau:   Chissano Urges Peace in Guinea-Bissau

    CAJ News, 14 April 2014

    HEAD of the African Union Election Observation Mission (AU EOM), Joaquim Chissano, called on all voters to preserve the peaceful electoral atmosphere that has prevailed in… Read more »

  • Guinea Bissau:   Back to the Ballot-Box - Guinea-Bissau Seeks Stability

    UNIRIN, 11 April 2014

    Guinea-Bissau observers doubt that the long-delayed post-coup presidential election set for 13 April will be sufficient to jolt the country back to stability. But there are hopes… Read more »

  • Guinea Bissau:   Make or Mar Election

    Cameroon Tribune, 10 April 2014

    Next Sunday's presidential poll in Guinea Bissau is intended to end years of instability. Read more »

  • Guinea Bissau:   A History of Endemic Instability

    Cameroon Tribune, 10 April 2014

    Since independence 40 years ago, no Guinea Bissau leader has ever completed his term. Guinea-Bissau is today one of the world's poorest nations, due largely to the political… Read more »

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