Furthermore, they stressed, “the date of the presidential election must also be set to take place in 2019.”
The second most voted party was the Movement for Democratic Alternation (MADEM-G15) with 27 mandates, followed by the 21-term Social Renewal Party (PRS), Union for Change (UM) and Party for New Democracy (PND) with 1 mandate each respectively.
No incident was reported and generally speaking the polls were peaceful with organizers, voters, civil society and international community hoping that they will definitively end the four-year political instability in the country.
Stressing that the reconfiguration of UNIOGBIS should take place after the completion of the electoral cycle in 2019, the Council reaffirmed that the electoral process remains a priority.
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Taye-Brook Zerihoun, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Ambassador Mauro Vieira, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations, in his capacity as Chair of the Guinea-Bissau Configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission.