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Suspense in Guinea-Bissau as Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

The outcome of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours after the electoral commission released the final results.Former prime minister and ex-army general Umaro Cissoko...

Guinea-Bissau Supreme Court rejects election challenge confirms Embalo’s victory

Guinea-Bissau’s Supreme Court on Sunday rejected a challenge against Umaro Cissoko Embalo’s victory in last month’s election run-off by the defeated candidate, who complained of fraud.The ruling confirms a surprise election win for Embalo, a 47-year-old former prime minister...

Guinea-Bissau presidential election looser contests results in court

The losing candidate in Guinea-Bissau’s presidential election filed a Supreme Court challenge on Friday to former prime minister and ex-army general Umaro Cissoko Embalo’s victory in a run-off, a court spokesman said.The electoral commission said on Wednesday that Embalo...

Guinea-Bissau tallies votes from run-off presidential election

Guinea-Bissau began counting ballots on Sunday after a calm day of voting in a run-off presidential election between two former prime ministers who both promise to bring stability to the turbulent West African nation.African observers said voting went smoothly...

Guinea-Bissau president looses as vote heads to runoff between two ex-PMs

Guinea-Bissau’s electoral commission says two former prime ministers have advanced to a runoff presidential election in the West African country next month.The commission announced Wednesday that Domingos Simoes Pereira and Umaro Sissoco Embalo will contest the Dec. 29 runoff...

Ballot counts underway in Guinea Bissau after presidential vote

Guinea Bissau began counting ballots on Sunday evening from a presidential election that voters hope will bring change after weeks of political chaos that sparked protests and deadlocked parliament.President Jose Mario Vaz, 61, was seeking re-election for a second...

Presidential election could resolve Guinea-Bissau political impasse

After weeks of political turmoil including violent protests, an alleged coup attempt and the emergence of two competing prime ministers, Guinea-Bissau is holding a presidential election on Sunday that many hope will usher in a semblance of calm.The vote...

Candidates ramp up campaign ahead of Guinea-Bissau presidential elections

Elections are less than a week away in Guinea Bissau, where residents are hoping to emerge from years of political stagnation. On November 24, voters will choose the next president.President Jose Mario Vaz is the first democratically-elected president in...

Ecowas forces newly appointed Guinea-Bissau PM to resign

Guinea-Bissau’s newly appointed Prime Minister Faustino Fudut Imbali handed in his resignation on Friday after an ultimatum was given by West African regional bloc ECOWAS, the president said.President Jose Mario Vaz named Imbali prime minister last week but his...

Guinea – Bissau election now uncertain after cabinet sacking

Guinea-Bissau's President José Mário Vaz sacked his government on Monday "with immediate effect," creating doubts over next month's election, news agency AFP reports.Mr Vaz said the decision, which was read out on national radio, was based on what he...
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