zambia elections.jpgGuinea Bissau’s presidential election has gone into a runoff after the country’s former Prime Minister Carlos Gomes failed to secure an outright majority in the first round.

The first round was held on Sunday to find a successor to former President Malam Bacai Sanha, who died in January.

62-year-old Gomes garnered 48.97% of the votes and former President Kumba Yala came second with 23.36%.

Yala, along with five opposition candidates, have called for the first round’s results to be annulled, saying the polls were riddled with fraud.