São Tomé and Príncipe legislative election, 2006

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São Tomé and Príncipe

São Tomé and Príncipe held its fifth National Assembly election since the introduction of multi-party politics in 1990 on 26 March 2006.

Parties and Coalitions[edit]

Eight political parties and two coalitions contested the election.

  • Independent Democratic Action (ADI) – Contested the 2002 election as part of the Uê Kédadji coalition, but has since withdrawn and will participate in this year's poll as a single entity.
  • São Toméan Workers Party (PTS) – Participated in the 2002 election, but failed to gain representation in the National Assembly.
  • Christian Democratic Front (FDC) – Small party that participated in the 1991, 1994, and 1998 National Assembly elections. In all three elections, the party won less than 2% of the vote.


e • d Summary of the 26 March 2006 National Assembly of São Tomé and Príncipe election results
Parties Votes % Seats
MDFM-PCD coalition   36.79 23
Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé and Príncipe-Social Democratic Party (Movimento de Libertação de São Tomé e Príncipe)   29.47 20
Independent Democratic Action (Acção Democrática Independente)   20.00 11
New Way Movement (Movimento Novo Rumo)   4.71 1
Uê Kédadji Coalition   -
São Toméan Workers Party (Partido Trabalhista Santomense)   -
Christian Democratic Front (Frente Democrática Cristã)   -
Social Liberal Party (Partido Liberal Social)   -
Generation Hope (Geração Esperança)   -
Union of Democrats for Citizenship and Development (União dos Democratas para Cidadania e Desenvolvimento)   -
Total (turnout 66.9%)   55
Source: African Elections Database and Adam Carr