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Guinea-Bissau

Republic of Guinea-Bissau

1,759,159 14

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

775,508 73.24%

Registered Voters (as of May 18, 2014)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Bissau-Guinean People's National Assembly Assembleia Nacional Popular Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Transitional President José Mário VAZ 
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Umaro Sissoco EMBALO
  • 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. 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
President 1999-11-28 371,025 503,007 73.76%
Bissau-Guinean People's National Assembly 1999-11-28 432,604 525,329 82.35%
President 2000-01-16 361,609 503,007 71.89%
Bissau-Guinean People's National Assembly 2004-03-28 449,924 605,018 74.37%
President 2005-06-19 471,843 538,471 87.63%
President 2005-07-24 422,978 538,472 78.55%
Bissau-Guinean People's National Assembly 2008-11-16 486,873 593,739 82.0%
President 2009-06-28 356,340 593,782 60.01%
President 2009-07-26 354,232 593,782 59.66%
President 2012-03-18 326,399 593,765 54.97%
President 2012-04-29 - - -
President 2014-04-13 615,654 800,000 76.96%
Bissau-Guinean People's National Assembly 2014-04-13 574,480 800,000 71.81%
President 2014-05-18 606,536 775,508 78.21%

Voter Turnout