December 30, 2019 / 2:31 PM / 23 days ago

Guinea-Bissau presidential candidate Pereira urges patience after opponent claims victory

BISSAU (Reuters) - Guinea-Bissau presidential candidate Domingos Simoes Pereira urged the nation in a Twitter post to await official results expected on Jan. 1 after his opponent Umaro Cissoko Embalo said he was on course for victory on Monday.

“There is a lot of fake news circulating, but only official numbers can be respected,” Pereira said on his official Twitter account.

Reporting By Alberto Dabo; Writing by Edward McAllister; Editing by Aaron Ross

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