November 27, 2019 / 11:11 AM / 2 months ago

Former Guinea-Bissau PM's through to run-off in presidential vote

BISSAU, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Former Guinea-Bissau Prime Ministers Domingos Simoes Pereira and Umaro Cissoko Embalo are through to the run-off of the presidential election after winning the most votes in the Nov. 24 first-round poll, the electoral commission said on Wednesday.

Incumbent President Jose Mario Vaz was eliminated after receiving only 12 percent of the vote, indicating public dissatisfaction with his tenure that was marred by political infighting, regular high-level sackings and corruption that came to a head in the run-up to the vote.

Reporting by Alberto Dabo Writing by Alessandra Prentice Editing by Edward McAllister

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