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Guinea-Bissau Presidential Election Heads to Run-off, Incumbent Eliminated

Guinea-Bissau’s electoral commision announced results of Sunday’s presidential election which show that former Guinea-Bissau Prime Ministers Domingos Simoes Pereira and Umaro Cissoko Embalo are through to the run-off after winning the most votes in the Nov. 24 first-round poll.

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Incumbent President Jose Mario Vaz was eliminated after receiving only 12 percent of the vote, indicating public dissatisfaction with his tenure that was marred by political infighting, regular high-level sackings and corruption that came to a head in the run-up to the vote.

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