Agence France-PresseApril 14, 2014 13:50
The people of Guinea-Bissau have voted in large numbers, election officials and analysts said Monday, as the country seeks to turn the page on years of political instability and military violence.
Voters went to the polls on Sunday in the first presidential and parliamentary polls in the west African nation since a military coup in 2012.
"The numbers are positive. Taking into account the voter turnout in the various polling stations, participation would exceed 70 percent," the commission's president, Augusto Mendes, told reporters.