People's National Assembly

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
IPU membership

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.


Election date(s)
04 Jun 2023
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature
16 May 2022
Timing of election
Delayed elections
Expected date of next elections
30 Jun 2027
Number of seats at stake
Scope of elections
Full renewal


About the election

The Inclusive Alliance Platform/Terra Coalition (see note 1), led by former Prime Minister Domingos Simoes Pereira’s African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), won the elections taking 54 seats in the 102-member People's National Assembly. The Movement for Democratic Alternation (MADEM-G15, see note 2), de facto led by President Umaro Sissoco Embalo, remained the second largest party with 29 seats. The number of women decreased from 14 (13.7%) to 10 (9.8%).

The 2023 elections followed the standoff between parliament and President Embalo (MADEM-G15), elected in 2019 (see note 3). In May 2023, he said he would not appoint Simoes Pereira to the office of prime minister even if the PAIGC were to secure all seats in parliament. The President is constitutionally required to appoint the Prime Minister in accordance with the electoral results and after consulting with political parties represented in the People’s National Assembly.

Note 1:

The coalition also includes the Union for Change (UM), the Democratic Convergence Party (PCD), the Guinean Democratic Movement (MDG) and the Social Democratic Party (PSD).

Note 2:

MADEM-G15 was initially established by former PAIGC members and is officially led by Mr. Braima Camara.

Note 3:

Guinea-Bissau has had a series of political turmoils due to the standoff between parliament and the President. The country plunged into political turmoil again after the presidential election runoffs held in December 2019 between Mr. Embalo (MADEM-G15) and Mr. Simoes Pereira (PAIGC). Mr. Embalo, who was ultimately declared elected, dismissed the then Prime Minister Aristides Gomes (PAIGC) and appointed Mr. Nuno Nabiam (United People's Assembly, APU) in his stead. The standoff between President Embalo and the 2019 legislature dominated by PAIGC continued through 2020 and 2021, in particular over constitutional amendments proposed by the President. There were coup attempts in October 2021 and in February 2022.

In May 2022, President Embalo dissolved parliament and called early parliamentary elections for December 2022, citing “persistent and unresolvable differences” with parliament. However, the President postponed the elections twice which were finally held on 4 June 2023, more than one year after the initial dissolution and beyond the four-year term of the People's National Assembly.

Number of parties winning seats
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition

Parties or coalitions winning seats

Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political group Total
Inclusive Alliance Platform/Terra Coalition 54
Movement for Democratic Alternation (MADEM G.15) 29
Party for Social Renewal (PRS) 12
Bissau-Guinean Workers’ Party 6
Assembly of the People United - Democratic Party of Guinea-Bissau (APU-PDGB) 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
Number of women elected
Percentage of women elected
Women Directly Elected
Other notes on the elections

Note on the timing of election:

The four-year term of the 2019 legislature started on 18 April 2019 and expired on 17 April 2023.


New legislature

Total number of men after the election
Total number of women after the election
Percentage of women after the election
First-term parliamentarians
No information available
Percentage of first-term parliamentarians
No information available
Date of the first session
27 Jul 2023

First Speaker of the new legislature

Personal details for the first Speaker of the new legislature
Domingos Simões Pereira (Male)
Date of birth: 20 Oct 1963
Political party
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC)
Date of election
27 Jul 2023

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
List of values for 2020-09
List of values for 2019-04
List of values for 2018-06