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People's National Assembly

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
13.04.2014
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Delayed elections
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.03.2023
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
102
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

The number of candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
15

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
775,508
Votes Number of people who actually voted
686,876
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
88.57%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) won the first parliamentary elections since the 2012 coup. It took 57 seats in the 102-member People's National Assembly while the Party for Social Renewal (PRS) took 41. Prior to the 2014 elections, the PAIGC elected Mr. Domingos Simões Pereira as its Chairman and candidate for prime minister, and Mr. Jose Mario Vaz - former Finance Minister before the 2012 coup - as its presidential candidate. Mr. Vaz promised to create jobs and revive the economy. The PRS endorsed Mr. Abel Incada as its presidential candidate. However, the PRS leader and former President, Mr. Kumba Yala, backed Mr. Nuno Gomes Nabiam, a former PRS member who ran as an independent. Mr. Nabiam, who also had support from the army, promised to consolidate peace, national unity, democracy and development. Mr. Yala's death on 4 April briefly suspended the election campaign but presidential and parliamentary polls went ahead on 13 April. None of the 13 presidential candidates secured an absolute majority to be elected in the first round. In the run-off presidential elections held on 18 May, Mr. Vaz defeated Mr. Nabiam. The country has been in transition since the 2012 coup, which occurred between two rounds of presidential elections. The coup leaders suspended the Constitution, dissolved the People's National Assembly and detained Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Júnior (PAIGC) and the acting President and former Speaker Raimundo Pereira (PAIGC), who were both released in late April that year. In accordance with a transition pact brokered by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in May 2012, the People's National Assembly was reinstated and Mr. Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo (PAIGC) became Acting President of the Republic. The parliamentary term - which was due to end in November 2012 – was extended until the new parliamentary and presidential elections. These were initially expected by May 2013 but were postponed several times to April 2014, due mainly to lack of funds and logistical problems.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
5
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
33.33%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
55.88%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
Not applicable
Note on the alternation of power
transitional government in place after the 2012 coup
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
5
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), Party for Social Renovation (PRS), Democratic Convergence Party (PCD), Union for Change (UM) and New Democracy Party (PND)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) 57
Party for Social Renovation (PRS) 41
Democratic Convergence Party (PCD) 2
Union for Change (UM ) 1
New Democracy Party (PND) 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
88
Number of women elected
14
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
13.73%
Sources
National People's Assembly (07.05.2014) Security Council Report
Women Directly Elected
14

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
88
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
14
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
54
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
16.06.2014
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Cipriano Cassamá (Male)
Political party
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC)
Date of election
17.06.2014