ElectionGudie

April 13, 2014 Held

574,480
Voted
Guinea-Bissau

Republic of Guinea-Bissau

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

Results

72%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:574,480
Valid Votes:574,480
Invalid Votes:0

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde 55 - 271,760

47.31%

Party for Social Renewal 41 - 178,867

31.14%

New Democracy Party 1 - 28,282

4.92%

Democratic Convergence Party 2 - 19,583

3.41%

Republican Party for Independence and Development - - 17,882

3.11%

Union for Change 1 - 10,796

1.88%

Guinean Patriotic Union - - 10,682

1.86%

Resistance of Guinea-Bissau-Bafatá Movement - - 9,502

1.65%

National Reconciliation Party - - 7,903

1.38%

Manifest Party of the People - - 4,097

0.71%

United Social Democratic Party - - 4,048

0.70%

Workers' Party - - 3,653

0.64%

Socialist Party - - 3,480

0.61%

Social Democratic Party - - 2,302

0.40%

Democratic Social Front - - 1,643

0.29%

Seat Shares:

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 100 seats in the National People’s Assembly of Guinea-Bissau.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Acting President Manuel Serifo NHAMADJO[1]
  • Head of Government: Acting Prime Minister Rui Duarte BARROS
  • Assembly: Guinea-Bissau has a unicameral People's National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional Popular) with 102 seats.[2]

Description of electoral system:

  • 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.[3]

Election Note:

  • This election was originally scheduled for 24 November 2013 but was delayed for financial and logistical reasons. ECOWAS, the EU, and Timor-Leste have pledged US$30 million for the elections and urged the government to keep to the new timetable. Guinea-Bissau’s chronic instability and periodic military coups have severely hindered economic development in the country as foreign investors and international donors have been forced to suspend their engagement. These parliamentary elections will restore the permanent legislature, the National People’s Assembly, which was dissolved in the aftermath of the coup in 2012.

Parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde / Partido Africano da Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde (PAIGC)
    • Leader: Carlos GOMES Júnior
    • Seats won in last National People’s Assembly election: 67
  • Party: Social Renewal Party / Partido para a Renovação Social (PRS)
    • Leader: Vacant[4]
    • Seats won in last National People’s Assembly election: 28
  • Party: Republican Party for Independence and Development / Partido Republicano para Independência e Desenvolvimento (PRID)
    • Leader: António AFONSO TÉ
    • Seats won in last National People’s Assembly election: 3
  • Party: New Democracy Party / Partido da Nova Democracia (PND)
    • Leader: Iaia DJALO
    • Seats won in last National People’s Assembly election: 1
  • Party: Socialist Party / Partido Socialista da Guiné-Bissau (PS-GB)
    • Leader: Secuna BALDÉ
    • Seats won in last National People’s Assembly election: 0
  • Party: National Reconciliation Party / Partido da Reconciliação Nacional (PRN)
    • Leader: Benjamin DIAS LORENÇO
    • Seats won in last National People’s Assembly election: 0
  • Party: Workers’ Party / Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT)
    • Leader: Aregado MANTENQUE TÉ
    • Seats won in last National People’s Assembly election: 0
  • Party: Social Democratic Front / Frente Democrática Social (FDS)
    • Seats won in last National People’s Assembly election: 0
  • Party: United Social Democratic Party / Partido Unido Social Democrático (PUSD)
    • Leader: Carmelita PIRES
    • Seats won in last National People’s Assembly election: 0
  • Party: Guinean Patriotic Union / União Patriótica Guineense (UPG)
    • Leader: Fernando Monteiro Silva VAZ
    • Seats won in last National People’s Assembly election: 0
  • Party: Union for Change / União para a Mudança (A)
    • Leader: Agnelo REGALA
    • Seats won in last National People’s Assembly election: 0
  • Party: Party of Democratic Convergence / Partido de Convergência Democrática (PCD)
    • Leader: Vicente FERNANDES
    • Seats won in last National People’s Assembly election: 0
  • Party: Resistance of Guinea-Bissau / Resistência da Guiné-Bissau (RGB)
    • Leader: Helder VAZ
    • Seats won in last National People’s Assembly election: 0
  • Party: Social Democratic Party / Partido Social Democrata (PSD)
    • Seats won in last National People’s Assembly election: 0
  • Party: Manifest Party of the People / Partido do Manifesto do Povo (MP)
    • Leader: Faustino IMBALI
    • Seats won in last National People’s Assembly election: 0

Last election:

  • The last election to the National People’s Assembly was held on November 16, 2008. The African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) received 49.8% of the votes and won 67 seats, the Social Renewal Party (PRS) received 25.3% of the votes and won 28 seats, the Republican Party for Independence and Development (PRID) received 7.5% of the votes and won 3 seats, the New Democracy Party (PND) received 2.3% of the votes and won 1 seat, and the Democratic Alliance received 1.4% of votes and won 1 seat. Voter turnout was 82%.

Population and Voter Registration:

  • Population: 1,800,513 (2014)
  • Registered Voters: 400,000 (Dec 2013 est.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 906,753 (2014)

·         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: 14 (following the 2014 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: 270,076 (est.)


[1] President Malam Bacai SANHA died on 9 January 2012. Raimundo PEREIRA was then Acting President for 3 months before Mamadu TURE KURUMA, leader of the Military Command, led a military coup that overthrew the civilian government. TURE KURUMA installed Manuel Serifo NHAMADJO as Acting President on 11 May 2012.

[2] The People’s National Assembly has been suspended since the 2012 military coup d’état. The country is currently being governed by a National Transitional Council established by the Military Command.

[3] 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.

[4] On 4 April 2014, Social Renewal Party leader and former President Mohamed IÁLA Embaló (formerly known as Kumba IÁLA) died.