ElectionGudie

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 )