Cape Verdean parliamentary election, 2011

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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]


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


  1. ^ Elections in Cape Verde African Elections Database
  2. ^ Cape Verde opposition concedes election defeat, Reuters 7 February 201.