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  1. Guinea-Bissau Main Page
  2. Guinea-Bissau Experiences a Series of Coups
  3. A Presidential Assassination, A Death, and A Coup
  4. José Mário Vaz Wins Presidential Election
José Mário Vaz Wins Presidential Election

José Mário Vaz took office on June 23, 2014, after securing enough votes—61.9% to Nuno Gomes Nabiam's 38.1%—during the second round of presidential voting on May 18. Domingos Simos Pereira, the leader of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC) was named prime minister. The U.S. State Department offered these words, "These elections offer the opportunity for comprehensive reforms to break Guinea-Bissau's cycle of corruption, and make progress on providing public services and advancing the country's development."

See also Encyclopedia: Guinea-Bissau .
U.S. State Dept. Country Notes: Guinea-Bissau

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