Vaz wins Guinea-Bissau election

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Former finance minister Jose Mario Vaz, (L) who won the first round of the presidential election on April 13, speaks to the press after voting in the second round of the presidential election, on May 18, 2014 in Bissau.

Former finance minister Jose Mario Vaz, (L) who won the first round of the presidential election on April 13, speaks to the press after voting in the second round of the presidential election, on May 18, 2014 in Bissau.

BISSAU - The front-runner in Guinea-Bissau&39;s presidential race won the decisive run-off on Tuesday, according to preliminary results released by election officials.

Jose Mario Vaz, the candidate of the west African nation&39;s largest party, won an overwhelming 62 percent of the vote against independent rival Nuno Gomes Nabiam, the election commission said.