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March 18, 2012 Moved Up/ Snap

326,399
Voted
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Republic of Guinea-Bissau

Election for Transitional President (Transitional President)

Results

53%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:326,399
Valid Votes:316,107
Invalid Votes:10,292

Candidates:

Carlos Domingos GOMES Júnior154,797

48.97

Kumba Yala73,842

23.36

Manuel Serifo NHAMADJO49,767

15.74

Henrique PERERIA Rosa17,070

5.40

Braima DJALO10,298

3.26

Aregado MANTENQUE3,300

1.04

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Guinea-Bissau

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Raimundo PEREIRA *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Adiato DIALLO Nandigna
  • Assembly: Guinea-Bissau has a unicameral National People's Assembly (Assembleia Nacional Popular) with 102 seats.

* President Malam Bacai SANHA died on January 9. PEREIRA is Acting President

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 National People's 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.

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 1,628,603 (July 2012 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 593,765 (March 2012 )

 

At stake in this election:

  • The office of Interim President of Guinea-Bissau

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Interim President Raimundo PEREIRA *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Carlos GOMES Junior
  • Assembly: Guinea-Bissau has a unicameral National People's Assembly (Assembleia Nacional Popular) with 102 seats.

* The electoral system is two-round.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Interim President is elected by absolute majority vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National People's Assembly (Assembleia Nacional Popular) 102 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms.***

*** Closed lists. 27 multi-member districts. An election is valid only if more than 50 percent of eligible voters in a constituency turn out.

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

  • Koumba YALA
    • Alliance: Party for Social Renewal (PRS)
  • Malam Bacai SANHA
    • Alliance: African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC)

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

  • Malam Bacai SANHA
    • Alliance: PAIGC
  • Henrique Pereira ROSA
    • Alliance: N/A
  • Kumba YALA
    • Alliance: PRS

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 1,714,620 (2012)
  • Registered Voters: 593,782 (June 2009 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 863,489 (2012)

·         Is Guinea-Bissau a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Guinea-Bissau ratified CEDAW: Yes (23 August 1985)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 10 (following the 2008 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 178

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium

Disability Data:

·         Is Guinea-Bissau a signatory to CRPD: Yes (24 September 2013)

·         Has Guinea-Bissau ratified CRPD: Yes (24 September 2014)

·         Population with a disability: 257,193 (est.)