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1999–2000 Guinea-Bissau general election

1999–2000 Guinea-Bissau general election

Presidential election
← 1994 28 November 1999 (first round)
16 January 2000 (second round)
2005 →
Nominee Kumba Ialá Malam Bacai Sanhá
Popular vote 251,193 97,670
Percentage 72.00% 28.00%

President before election

Malam Bacai Sanhá

Elected President

Kumba Ialá

General elections were held in Guinea-Bissau on 28 November 1999, with a second round for the presidential election on 16 January 2000. The presidential election resulted in a victory for opposition leader Kumba Ialá of the Party for Social Renewal (PRS), who defeated Malam Bacai Sanhá of the ruling African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde. The PRS were also victorious in the National People's Assembly election, winning 38 of the 102 seats.[1] This was the first time an opposition party won an election since the country's independence in the 1970s.

Voter turnout was 72% for the second round of the presidential election.[2]



CandidatePartyFirst roundSecond round
Kumba IaláParty for Social Renewal143,99638.81251,19372.00
Malam Bacai SanháAfrican Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde86,72423.3797,67028.00
Faustino ImbaliIndependent30,4848.22
Fernando GomesIndependent26,0497.02
João Tátis SáIndependent24,1176.50
Abubacar BaldéNational Union for Democracy and Progress20,1925.44
Bubacar Rachid DjalóUnion for Change12,0263.24
Joaquim BaldéSocial Democratic Party8,6232.32
Salvador TchongóResistance of Guinea-Bissau-Bafatá Movement6,9371.87
José Catengul MendesStruggle Front for the National Independence of Guinea5,3111.43
Mamadú Uri BaldéProgress and Renewal Party3,5800.96
Antonieta Rosa GomesGuinean Civic Forum–Social Democracy2,9860.80
Valid votes371,02588.46348,86396.48
Invalid/blank votes48,38711.5412,7463.52
Total votes419,412100.00361,609100.00
Registered voters/turnout503,00783.38503,00771.89
Source: African Elections Database, Rudebeck

National People's Assembly

Party for Social Renewal38+26
Resistance of Guinea-Bissau-Bafatá Movement29+9
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde24–38
Union for Change3–3
Social Democratic Party3New
Democratic Alliance3New
National Union for Democracy and Progress1New
Guinean League for Ecological Protection0
Democratic Social Front1New
Struggle Front for the National Independence of Guinea0–1
United Social Democratic Party00
Guinean Civic Forum–Social Democracy0New
Party for Renewal and Progress0New
Total votes432,604
Registered voters/turnout525,32982.35
Source: Rudebeck, IFES


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1999–2000 Guinea-Bissau general election
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