Cape Verdean presidential election, 2011

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A presidential election was held in Cape Verde on 7 August 2011, with a second round run-off on 21 August.[1] The result was a victory for Jorge Carlos Fonseca of the Movement for Democracy, who received 54% of the vote in the second round.[1]

Campaign[edit]

Four candidates stood in the election:[2]

Results[edit]

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Jorge Carlos Fonseca Movement for Democracy 60,887 37.79 97,735 54.26
Manuel Inocêncio Sousa African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde 52,612 32.66 82,379 45.74
Aristides Lima independent 44,648 27.71
Joaquim Jaime Monteiro independent 2,958 1.84
Invalid/blank votes 1,855 2,249
Total 162,960 100 182,363 100
Registered voters/turnout 304,621 53.5 304,621 59.9
Source: African Elections Database

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Elections in Cape Verde African Elections Database
  2. ^ New president to be elected Der Standard, 5 August 2011 (German)