January 1, 2020 / 1:29 PM / 21 days ago

Loser in Guinea Bissau election cries foul, will contest result in court

FILE PHOTO: Presidential candidate Domingos Simoes Pereira holds a meeting with students at Lusophone university in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau November 21, 2019. REUTERS/ Christophe Van Der Perre

BISSAU (Reuters) - The loser in Guinea Bissau’s presidential election, Domingos Simoes Pereira, will contest the result with the Supreme Court, he told supporters on Wednesday.

Former Prime Minister Umaro Cissoko Embalo was declared winner of the run-off vote by the electoral commission on Wednesday.

Reporting by Alberto Dabo; Writing by Edward McAllister; Editing by Louise Heavens

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