Democracy in Guinea-Bissau

Democracy Ratings

Freedom House 2018

Score:

5 out of 7

(where lower scores are more democratic)

Freedom Status:

Partly Free

EIU Democracy Index 2017

Score:

1.98 out of 10

(where higher scores are more democratic)

World Ranking:

157

Polity IV 2016

Score:

6

(from -10 to 10, where higher scores are more democratic)

Category:

Democracy

Political System

System of Government Semi-Presidential
Presidential Electoral System Two-round system
Last Presidential Election 2014
Next Presidential Election 2018
Presidential Term Limits None
System of appointment to legislature

Proportional closed list used in 27 multi-member constituencies

Last Legislative Election

2014

Next Legislative Election

2018

Number of Seats in Legislature 102
Female quota, representation in lower house No

Results

Last presidential election (2014)
Candidate (Party) Votes (%)
1st round 2nd round
José Mário Vaz 40.89 61.92
uno Gomes Nabiam 24.79 38.08
Paulo Gomes 10.40
Abel Incanda 6.97
Mamadú Iaia Djaló 4.53
Ibraima Sory Djaló 3.10
Antonio Afonso Té 2.99
Helder Vaz Lopes 1.41
Domingos Quadé 1.37
Aregado Mantenque Té 1.15
Luis Nancassa 1.11
Jorge Malú 0.97
Cirilo Rodrigues de Oliveira 0.33

Last legislative election (2017)    
Party Votes (%) Seats
PAIGC 47.98 57
Party for Social Renewal 30.76 41
New Democracy Party 4.87 1
Democratic Convergence Party 3.37 2
Republican Party for Independence and Development 3.06 0
Union for Change 1.84 1
Guinean Patriotic Union 1.86 0
Resistance of Guinea-Bissau-Bafatá Movement 1.62 0
National Reconciliation Party 1.35 0
Manifest Party of the People 0.7 0
United Social Democratic Party 0.69 0
Workers’ Party 0.62 0
Socialist Party 0.59 0
Social Democratic Party 0.39 0
Democratic Social Front 0.29 0

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