Guinea-Bissau on the cusp of the first præsidentskifte by choice

No president of Guinea-Bissau has had to give power from themselves by a choice. It can happen on Sunday. the Citizens of the west african country of Guinea-B

Guinea-Bissau on the cusp of the first præsidentskifte by choice

No president of Guinea-Bissau has had to give power from themselves by a choice. It can happen on Sunday.

the Citizens of the west african country of Guinea-Bissau goes on Sunday to the polls, and it may, for the first time a democratic opportunity to change the president.

the Country got its first president in 1973, when the country was declared independent of Portugal.

the Country's four former presidents have either been deposed by coup or died in office. Two of them have been removed by coup. The third has been removed after losing a civil war. He did later comeback as president but was killed.

the Last time the country got a new president was in 2014, since José Mário Vaz won the item, which was left behind in 2012 by Malam Bacai rifeng th press fitting (who died on the entry of diabetes.

Vaz trying on Sunday to achieve re-election after several years of political chaos in Guinea-Bissau, which is one of the world's poorest countries.

According to the AFP news agency, he has as late as October dissolved the country's government. It has sparked international fears of electoral fraud.

- This choice is crucial for Guinea-Bissau to change the country, says Domingos Mendes Lopes, who is a 56-year-old flyinspektør, to the AFP.

- We've had enough of these years of instability.

According to the AFP have south american drug lords used the political unrest to take root in the country. Earlier, the UNITED states has accused the colombian narkobander to help a former president to power.

- There is corruption in all government departments, says the 24-year-old student Wazu Sambu told AFP, before he gave his vote.

If it succeeds in one of his 11 opposition to beat him, Vaz thus the first president in the country's history, who lose the job in the ballot box. Both Vaz and the military has promised to follow the election result.

the Election Sunday is the first round. If none of the candidates gets more than 50 percent of the votes, a second ballot is held between the two candidates with the most votes 29. december.

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Updated Date: 24 November 2019, 14:00

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