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June 19, 2005 Held

Guinea-Bissau

Republic of Guinea-Bissau

Election for President

Results

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:471,843
Valid Votes:446,493
Invalid Votes:25,350

Candidates:

Malam Bacai SANHA158,276

35.45

Joao Bernardo Vieira128,918

28.87

Koumba YALA111,606

25.00

Francisco Fadul12,733

2.85

Aregado MANTENQUE9,000

2.02

Mamadu Iaia DJALO7,112

1.59

Mario LOPES DA ROSA4,863

1.09

Idrissa DJALO3,604

0.8071795078534265

Adelino MANO QUETA2,816

0.6306929783893588

Faustino Imbali2,330

0.5218446873747181

Paulino EMPOSSA IE2,215

0.49608840452145947

Henrique Pereira ROSA1,642

0.3677549256091361

Joao TATIS SA1,378

0.3086274588851337

More Info:

For the results of the second round of this election, please see here

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: 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: 212,404 (est.)