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Elections in São Tomé and Príncipe


Elections in São Tomé and Príncipe

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
São Tomé and Príncipe

Elections in São Tomé and Príncipe gives information on election and election results in São Tomé and Príncipe.

São Tomé and Príncipe elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) has 55 members, elected for a four-year term in seven multi-member constituencies by proportional representation. São Tomé and Príncipe has a multi-party system. The next legislative elections take place on August 1, 2010[1]


  • Latest elections 1
    • Presidential 1.1
    • Legislative 1.2
  • Past elections 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Latest elections


 Summary of the 17 July and 7 August 2011 São Tomé and Príncipe presidential election results
Candidates – Nomating parties First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Manuel Pinto da Costaindependent 21,457 35.62 35,112 52.88
Evaristo CarvalhoIndependent Democratic Action 13,125 21.79 31,287 47.12
Delfim Neves – Democratic Convergence Party – Reflection Group and Force for Change Democratic Movement – Liberal Party 8,652 14.36  
Maria das Neves – independent 8,461 14.04
Elsa Pinto – independent 2,682 4.45
Aurélio MartinsMovement for the Liberation of São Tomé and Príncipe/Social Democratic Party 2,445 4.06
Filinto Costa Alegre – independent 2,401 3.99
Hélder Barros – independent 414 0.69
Jorge Coelho – independent 401 0.67
Manuel de Deus Lima – independent 208 0.35
Valid votes 60,246 95.13 66,399 96.81
Invalid votes 2,822 4.87 2,191 3.19
Total votes 63,328 100.00 68,590 100.00
Voter turnout 68.4% 74.0%
Source: African Election Database


 Summary of the 1 August 2010 National Assembly of São Tomé and Príncipe election results
Parties Votes % Seats +/–
Independent Democratic Action (Acção Democrática Independente) 29,588 42.19 26 +15
Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé and Príncipe/Social Democratic Party (Movimento de Libertação de São Tomé e Príncipe/Partido Social Democrata) 22,510 32.09 21 +1
Democratic Convergence Party – Reflection Group (Partido de Convergência Democrática – Grupa de Reflexão) 9,540 13.60 7 +7
Force for Change Democratic Movement – Liberal Party (Movimento Democrático das Forças da Mudança – Partido Liberal) 4,986 7.11 1 –22
Union of Democrats for Citizenship and Development (União dos Democratas para Cidadania e Desenvolvimento) 855 1.22
Christian Democratic Front (Frente Democrática Cristã) 291 0.48
Socialist Movement (Movimento Socialista) 260 0.37
National Union for Democracy and Progress (União Nacional para a Democracia e Progresso) 241 0.35
National Democratic Confederation/Fêssu Bassóla (Confederação Democrática Nacional/Fêssu Bassóla) 204 0.29
CÓDÓ Party – Movement of National Resurgence (Partido CÓDÓ – Movimento de Ressurgimento Nacional) 129 0.18
Total (turnout 89.01%) 70,136 100.00 55
Source: CST

Past elections

See also


  1. ^

External links

  • Adam Carr's Election Archive
  • African Elections Database
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