Guinea-Bissau holds "watershed" general elections

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Civic education officials visit communities to explain voting procedures ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections on 12 April, 2014 Photo: UNDP Guinea Bissau.

The counting of votes has begun in Guinea-Bissau following what have been described as "watershed" general elections on Sunday.

The West African country has been plagued by political instability since it gained independence from Portugal in 1974.

The last coup was in April 2012 and elections were promised within a year but did not take place until Sunday.

Derrick Mbatha discussed the elections with Gana Fofang, the Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Guinea-Bissau.

He first asked Mr. Fofang about the turnout in the elections.

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