Cape Verdean parliamentary election, 2011

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Cape Verdean parliamentary election, 2011
Cape Verde
← 2006 6 February 2011 2016 →
Registered 298,567
Turnout 76.01%
  First party Second party Third party
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Leader José Maria Neves Carlos Veiga João dos Santos Luís
Party PAICV MpD UCID
Seats won 38 32 2
Seat change Decrease 3 Increase 3 Steady
Popular vote 117,967 94,674 9,842
Percentage 52.68% 42.27% 4.39%

Prime Minister before election

José Maria Neves
PAICV

Elected Prime Minister

José Maria Neves
PAICV

The number of seats won during the 2011 parliamentary election
Results of the 2011 election
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Parliamentary elections were held Cape Verde on 6 February 2011. The result was a victory for the ruling African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde (PAICV), led by Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves, which won 38 of the 72 seats in the National Assembly.[1]

Results[edit]

Although technical problems prevented a prompt announcement of official results, it quickly became clear that PAICV had won a parliamentary majority, and Veiga conceded defeat on 7 February 2011. The opposition's immediate acceptance of defeat, prior to an official announcement, was viewed as a sign of the strength of democracy in Cape Verde.[2]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde 117,967 52.68 38 –3
Movement for Democracy 94,674 42.27 32 +3
Democratic and Independent Cape Verdean Union 9,842 4.39 2 0
Labour and Solidarity Party 1,040 0.46 0 New
Social Democratic Party 429 0.19 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 2,990
Total 226,942 100 72 0
Registered voters/turnout 298,567 76.01
Source: African Elections Database

By constituency[edit]

The PAICV won the most in the constitutencies of Santo Antão São Vicente-Santa Luzia, Boa Vista, Santiago (North and South), Fogo and Brava in Northern and Southern Santiago, it had a higher percentage, while the MpD won the most in the islands of São Nicolau, Sal and Boa Vista.

Constituency Seats Distribution
Santo Antão 6 PAICV 3, MpD 3
São Vicente 11 PAICV 5, MpD 4, UCID 2
São Nicolau 2 MpD 1, PAICV 1
Sal 3 MpD 2, PAICV 1
Boa Vista 2 PAICV 1, MpD 1
Maio 2 MpD 1, PAICV 1
Santiago North 14 PAICV 8, MpD 6
Santiago South 19 PAICV 11, MpD 8
Fogo 5 PAICV 3, MpD 2
Brava 2 PAICV 1, MpD 1
Africa 2 PAICV 1, MpD 1
Europe 2 PAICV 1, MpD 1
Americas 2 PAICV 1, MpD 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elections in Cape Verde African Elections Database
  2. ^ Cape Verde opposition concedes election defeat, Reuters 7 February 2011.