Guinea-Bissau's PAIGC acknowleges defeat in previous presidential elections

The African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) announced on Monday in a statement that it recognizes the results of the presidential elections held in December 2019 in Guinea-Bissau and the defeat of its leader Domingos Simoes Pereira.

According to the PAIGC, all remedies have been tried after the Supreme Court of Justice examined the electoral dispute due to complaints filed by Domingos Simoes Pereira alleging irregularities in the final count results.

Regarding the last instance of electoral appeal, the PAIGC indicated that it could only accept the electoral verdict.

According to the NEC, Umaro Sissoco Embalo, candidate of the Movement for Democratic Alternation (MADEM-G15), was elected president of Bissau-Guinean with 53.55 percent of the votes, while the PAIGC candidate, Domingos Simoes Pereira, obtained 46.45 percent.

Before the 2019 presidential election, Guinea-Bissau suffered for a long time from a political impasse on the appointment of a consensus Prime Minister under the leadership of former President of the Republic Jose Mario Vaz.

The 2019 presidential elections were seen as a final solution to the country's political instability. 

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