Cape Verdean parliamentary election, 1980

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Parliamentary elections were held in Cape Verde on 7 December 1980. The country was a one-party state at the time, with the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) as the sole legal party.[1] The PAIGC presented a list of 63 candidates and three substitutes to voters to approve. Ultimately 93.0% of votes were cast for the PAIGC list, the others being blank or void. Voter turnout was 75.0%.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde 141,244 93.0 63 +7
Against 10,631 7.0
Total 151,875 100 63 +7
Registered voters/turnout 202,500 75.0
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections in Cape Verde African Elections Database
  2. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p198 ISBN 0-19-829645-2