Category Archives: Eleições presidenciais

Protests in Guinea on President Alpha Conde’s bid to extend term

Via: Aljazeera

Hundreds of thousands of protesters in Guinea are expected to take to the streets again over President Alpha Conde’s proposal to hold a referendum to change the constitution. They are angry because Conde wants to change the constitution to allow him to govern beyond his final, second term. Opposition parties have threatened to boycott the vote. More than 30 people have died since demonstrations began in October.

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Former Guinea Bissau PM Embalo wins presidential election

Via: Africanewes

Guinea Bissau’s electoral commission on Wednesday declared the country’s former prime minister Umaro Cissoko Embalo the winner of Sunday’s presidential election with 54% of the vote. Embalo, 47, who beat opponent Domingos Simoes Pereira in a run-off vote, will succeed incumbent President Jose Mario Vaz, whose tenure was marred by political infighting, an ill-functioning parliament and corruption.

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Former PM declared Algeria president, but thousands protest again

Via: Aljazeera

Thousands of protesters have gathered on the streets of Algeria’s capital after former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune was declared the winner of Algeria’s presidential election. Tebboune – who also served as housing minister under Abdelaziz Bouteflika – the former president forced to step down in April following mass protests – won 58.15 percent of Thursday’s vote, according to preliminary results announced on Friday. The 74-year-old’s closest rival, Abdelkader Bengrina, came second with 17.38 percent. Former Prime Minister Ali Benflis was third, with 10.55 percent, while former Minister of Culture Azzedine Mihoubi came in fourth place, with 7.26 percent. Abdelaziz Belaid, the head of el Moustakbal party, obtained 6.66 percent..

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