KIGALI, Rwanda

Voters in the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau Sunday went to the polls to elect a new president in a runoff vote.

Voters are choosing between Domingos Simoes Pereira from the traditional ruling party and opposition figure Umaro Sissoco Embalo, the two finalists from the first-round election held in November.

The candidates wrapped up campaigning on Friday. Official data shows that of the 761,676 registered voters, 566,473 cast ballots in the first round, representing a 74% turnout.

Pereira, 56, won 40% of the vote in the first-round vote on Nov. 25.

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