Opposition Candidate Wins Guinea Bissau Presidential Vote

Ex-general and former prime minister Umaro Cissoko Embalo has won a runoff presidential election in the turbulent West African country, but a dispute from the ruling party candidate could throw the country into extensive political chaos. Domingos Simoes Pereira, the ruling PAIGC party's candidate, said the vote was marked by "irregularities, annulment and manipulation, which [constitutes] electoral fraud" and that he would file a complaint to the Supreme Court, writes Deutsche Welle.

Poll workers count the votes following the first round of the 2019 presidential election in Guinea Bissau.

  • Guinea Bissau:  Who Will Be President in the New Year?

    DW, 26 December 2019

    Two ex-prime ministers are vying for the presidency in a runoff vote set for Sunday. Who is going to win is unclear, but whatever the outcome, Bissau-Guinea are expecting change to… Read more »


Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.