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Date:01 Jan 2020
Former Guinea Bissau PM Embalo wins presidency

The electoral commission of Guinea Bissau on Wednesday 1st January declared Former prime minister and ex-army general Umaro Cissoko Embalo as the winner of the country’s presidential elections. his opponent complained of fraud and vowed to contest the result in court.
 
Embalo, 47, won the December 29 runoff with 53.55% of the vote against 46.45% for another former prime minister, Domingos Simoes Pereira in the poll to succeed incumbent President Jose Mario Vaz. 
 
The ex-army general and former prime minister won a 
 
Domingos Simoes Pereira and his supporters claim the poll was rigged and vowed to contest the result in court.
 
If Pereira's challenge fails, Embalo, who served as prime minister under Vaz from 2016-18, faces the difficult task of overcoming a long-running political impasse and modernizing the nation of 1.6 million people. Guinea Bissau has seen nine coups or attempted coups since independence from Portugal in 1974.

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