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ECOWAS recognises Guinea opposition leader Mbalo as elected president

ECOWAS has recognised former Prime Minister and opposition leader Umaro Cissoko Mbalo as elected president of Guinea Bissau. Urges him to form his government by 22nd, May 2020.

This followed legal and political disputes surrounding the 29th December, 2019 presidential run-off vote.

Preliminary results announced by the electoral commission had given Mbalo victory with about 54% of the votes, but his opponent Domingos Periera of the ruling party mounted a legal challenge to the highest court, but no verdict had been delivered since.

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