Guinea Bissau. Voters called to vote to appoint next President

Closely following the process are missions of international observers from the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the United States and the European Parliament. British.The ballot boxes opened at 7 am and will remain until 5 pm.

As in the first round, on November 24, there will be a society monitoring cell, made up of various organizations, all over the Guinean territory., accompanying both the vote and the ballot.

Election disputes include Domingos Simões Pereira, a candidate backed by the ruling African Independence Party of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), and Umaro Sissoco Embaló, with the support of the Movement for Democratic Alternation (Madem-G15).

João do Rosário, RTP special envoy to Bissau

None of the candidates won more than half of the votes in November to win the presidency in the first round: Domingos Simões Pereira did not exceed 40.13 percent and Umaro Sissoco Embaló 27.65 percent.

At the first round, the abstention rate was 25.63 percent, one of the highest ever in Guinea-Bissau.

In the fall on the campaign last Friday, the candidate for Madem-G15 insisted on the message that he intends to continue the legacy of his predecessor, José Mário Vaz, excluding “the way” he “allowed to be insulted”. In turn, the PAIGC candidate reaffirmed his desire to see Guinea-Bissau as a “one” and “indivisible” society.

The first official results of the poll are expected to be known by next Wednesday..

w / Lusa

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