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Date:22 Mar 2012
Guinea Bissau Heads to a Presidential Run-Off

Guinea Bissau's former prime minister Carlos Gomes Junior scored 49 percent in a presidential election, poll authorities said on Wednesday, well ahead of his main rival but just short of the absolute majority needed to avoid a second round.

According to Reuters, Kumba Yala, an ex-president who scored 23 percent according to preliminary results read out by the election commission, immediately cast doubt over the process by demanding the poll be annulled on grounds of fraud.

"He is maintaining his position," a spokesman for Yala said of an opposition complaint that Sunday's election in the restive West African state was marred by fraud and should be scrapped. 


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