General elections were held in Guinea-Bissau on 13 April 2014, with a second round for the presidential elections held on 18 May since no candidate received a majority in the first round. Several logistic problems and delays caused the elections to be repeatedly postponed, having initially been scheduled for 24 November 2013 and then 16 March 2014. In the second round, José Mário Vaz was declared the president-elect with 62% of the vote.
The elections were the result of a military coup in 2012 cancelling the elections that year. On 26 February 2014, the UN Security Council urged Guinea-Bissau’s transitional government to abide by announced election plans, warning of sanctions against those opposing a return to constitutional order.
Former President Kumba Ialá died a few weeks before the elections.