São Tomé and Príncipe legislative election, 2010

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A legislative election was held in São Tomé and Príncipe on 1 August 2010. It was first planned for 21 February, but was then postponed.[1][2][3]

The President of São Tomé and Príncipe, Fradique de Menezes, announced on 17 March 2010 that legislative election would be held on 1 August 2010.[4]


According to preliminary results from 2 August 2010, the opposition Independent Democratic Action won a plurality of seats (26) of the 55 up for grabs. Prime Minister Joaquim Rafael Branco's MLSTP-PSD came second with 21 seats. Third was PCD, a member of the ruling coalition, with 7 seats. President Fradique de Menezes's MDFM-PL got only one seat. Turnout was reportedly very high at almost 88%.[5]

e • d 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


  1. ^ Maximiliano Herrera (2010-04-21). "Electoral Calendar-international elections world elections". Angelfire.com. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Téla Nón >> Patrice Trovoada responsabiliza o Governo de Rafael Branco pelo grave atraso na realização das eleições". Telanon.info. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  3. ^ "IFES Election Guide - Election Profile for Sao Tome and Principe - Sources". Electionguide.org. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  4. ^ Kris Haamer (2010-03-18). "Updated: Elections in Sao Tome & Principe Announced". Saotomeblog.com. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  5. ^ "Map Opposition ADI wins Sao Tome election, no absolute majority". AFP/Radio Netherlands Worldwide. 2 August 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2010.