Elections in Cape Verde

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Elections in Cape Verde gives information on election and election results in Cape Verde. An election is a process in which a vote is held to elect candidates to an office. It is the mechanism by which a democracy fills elective offices in the legislature, and sometimes the executive and judiciary, and in which electorates choose local government officials.

Cape Verde 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 (Portuguese: Assembleia Nacional) has 72 members, elected for a five-year term by proportional representation. Cape Verde has a two-party system, which means that there are two dominant political parties, with extreme difficulty for anybody to achieve electoral success under the banner of any other party.

Latest elections[edit]

2011 Parliamentary election[edit]

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
Source: legislativas2011.gov.cv

2011 Presidential election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 7 August and 21 August 2011 Cape Verdean presidential election results
Candidates (parties) 1st round 2nd 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%
Total (turnout 53.5%/59.9%) 161,105 100.00 180,114 100.00
Source: National Electoral Commission

Past elections[edit]

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