ElectionGudie

July 24, 2005 Held

422,978
Voted
Guinea-Bissau

Republic of Guinea-Bissau

Election for President

Results

77%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:422,978
Valid Votes:412,926
Invalid Votes:10,052

Candidates:

Joao Bernardo Vieira216,167

52.35

Malam Bacai SANHA196,759

47.65

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Guinea-Bissau

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Henrique ROSA *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Carlos GOMES Junior
  • Assembly: Guinea-Bissau has a unicameral National People's Assembly (Assembleia Nacional Popular) with 100 seats.

* Interim since 28 September 2003; Note - a September 2003 coup overthrew the elected government of Kumba YALA; General Verissimo Correia SEABRA served as interim president from 14 to 28 September 2003.

Description of electoral system:

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

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on November 28, 1999 and January 16, 2000.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 1,416,027 (July 2005 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 538,472 (2005)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 737,330 (2005)

·         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: 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: 212,404 (est.)