ElectionGudie

Nov. 28, 1999 Held

432,604
Voted
Guinea-Bissau

Republic of Guinea-Bissau

Election for Assembleia Nacional Popular (Bissau-Guinean People's National Assembly)

Results

68%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:432,604
Valid Votes:359,064
Invalid Votes:73,540

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Party for Social Renovation 38 103,824

24.00%

Guinea-Bissau Resistance 29 69,216

16.00%

African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde 24 64,890

15.00%

Union for Change 3 30,282

7.00%

Social Democratic Party 3 19,899

4.60%

Democratic Alliance 3 17,304

4.00%

National Union for Democracy and Progress 1 14,275

3.30%

Guinean League for Ecological Protection - - 12,978

3.00%

Struggle Front for the National Independence of Guinea - - 8,652

2.00%

United Social Democratic Party - - 4,758

1.10%

Party for Renewal and Progress - - 3,893

0.90%

Guinean Civic Forum - Social Democracy - - 3,460

0.80%

More Info:

Note: Figures above are approximate.

At stake in this election:

  • 100 seats in the National People's Assembly (Assembleia Nacional Popular)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Joao Bernardo VIEIRA *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Francisco FADUL
  • Assembly: Guinea-Bissau has a unicameral National People's Assembly (Assembleia Nacional Popular) with 100 seats.

* President VIEIRA assumed power November 14, 1980 in a coup d'etat.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by direct popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • In the National People's Assembly (Assembleia Nacional Popular) 100 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Party for Social Renovation (PRS)
    • Leader: Kumba YALLA
    • Seats won in this election: 38
    • Seats won in last election: 12
  • Party: Guinea-Bissau Resistance (RGB)
    • Leader: Domingo FERNANDES Gomes
    • Seats won in this election: 28
    • Seats won in last election: 19
  • Party: African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC)
    • Leader: Francisco BENANTE
    • Seats won in this election: 24
    • Seats won in last election: 62

Last Legislative election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on July 3, 1994.
    100 seats were decided on in the last election.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 1,287,727 (1999)
  • Registered Voters: 503,007 (1999)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 651,750 (1999)

·         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: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 8 (following the 1999 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 178 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)

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: 193,159 (est.)