Guinea Bissau: voting calm and high turnout

The calm voting process and the high turnout to these elections runoff in Guinea Bissau has shown the willingness of this people to leave the violences of the past and start a new beginning.

“The country’s army chief, General Zamora Induta, said candidates should turn to the courts if there are any disputes, warning on public radio that the military “will not allow any threat to public order, stability and internal peace”, iol.co.za reports.

According to Al Jazeera English, the results are expected next week.

Polls closed at 7pm yesterday with no reports of incidents, according to the National Electoral Commission (CNE).

Preliminary results were expected to be announced in the next few days.

Italian newspaper online who reported this news have been Radio Vaticana, Euronews, Irispress.it. They all stress the fact that these elections could trigger more violences in Guinea Bissau, a country that is considered by the UN one of the most poor in the world with an average life expectancy of 45 years.

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