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Guinea-Bissau

Republic of Guinea-Bissau

1,660,870 14

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

775,508 70.36%

Registered Voters (as of May 18, 2014)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Transitional Prime Minister Transitional Prime Minister Head of Government
Transitional President Transitional President Head of State
People's National Assembly Assembleia Nacional Popular Assembly
President President Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Transitional President Manuel Serifo NHAMADJO[1]
  • Head of Government: Transitional Prime Minister Rui Duarte BARROS
  • Assembly: Guinea-Bissau has a unicameral People's National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional Popular) with 102 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the President.
  • In the People's National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional Popular) 102 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.[2]
 

[1] President Malam Bacai SANHA died on 9 January 2012. Raimundo PEREIRA was then Acting President for 3 months before Mamadu TURE KURUMA, leader of the Military Command, led a military coup that overthrew the civilian government. TURE KURUMA installed Manuel Serifo NHAMADJO as Acting President on 11 May 2012.

[2] There are 27 multi-member districts. An election is valid only if more than 50 percent of eligible voters in a constituency turn out. Two seats are reserved for Bissau-Guineans living abroad; however, these were not filled during the most recent election.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Transitional President 1999-11-28 371,025 503,007 73.76%
People's National Assembly 1999-11-28 - 499,152 -
Transitional President 2000-01-16 361,609 503,007 71.89%
People's National Assembly 2004-03-28 449,924 605,018 74.37%
Transitional President 2005-06-19 - - -
Transitional President 2005-07-24 - - -
People's National Assembly 2008-11-16 486,873 593,739 82.0%
Transitional President 2009-06-28 356,340 593,782 60.01%
Transitional President 2009-07-26 354,232 593,782 59.66%
Transitional President 2012-03-18 326,399 593,765 54.97%
Transitional President 2012-04-29 - - -
People's National Assembly 2014-04-13 574,480 800,000 71.81%
President 2014-04-13 615,654 800,000 76.96%
President 2014-05-18 606,536 775,508 78.21%

Voter Turnout