Opposition leader Umaro Sissoco Embalo has won the second round of Guinea Bissau's presidential election. He beat the candidate of the ruling PAIGC party, Domingos Simoes Pereira. But Pereira says he will contest the outcome in the Supreme Court.
Two months after Guinea-Bissau's presidential election runoff, projected winner Umaro Sissoco Embalo claimed victory and immediately installed a new cabinet. The largest party in parliament called it a coup.
Incumbent President Jose Mario Vaz is officially out of the race, with Domingos Simoes Pereira and Umaro Cissoko Embalo due to face-off on December 29. Guinea-Bissau has long been plagued by political instability.
Ex-general and former PM Embalo has won a runoff presidential election in the turbulent West African country. But a dispute from the ruling party candidate could throw the country into extensive political chaos.
Guinea-Bissau is in a state of political stalemate, with no effective government amid much infighting. There's some hope that presidential elections might bring change, but many fear the chaos will continue.
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