Cape Verdean parliamentary election, 2011

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A parliamentary election was held Cape Verde on 6 February 2011. The African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde (PAICV), led by Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves, had been the governing party since 2001; it faced the main opposition Movement for Democracy (MpD), led by Carlos Veiga. Although technical problems prevented a prompt announcement of official results, it quickly became clear that PAICV had won a parliamentary majority, and Veiga conceded defeat on 7 February 2011. The opposition's immediate acceptance of defeat, prior to an official announcement, was viewed as a sign of the strength of democracy in Cape Verde.[1]

e • d Summary of the 6 February 2011 National Assembly of Cape Verde election results
Parties Votes % Seats
African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde (Partido Africano da Independência de Cabo Verde) 96,382 50.9 37
Movement for Democracy (Movimento para a Democracia) 79,229 41.9 33
Democratic and Independent Cape Verdean Union (União Caboverdiana Independente e Democrática) 9,294 4.9 2
Labour and Solidarity Party (Partido do Trabalho e Solidariedade) 1,001 0.5
Social Democratic Party (Partido Social Democrático) 679 0.4
Total (turnout 75.5%) 189,238 100.0 72