Cape Verdean presidential election, 2001

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Presidential elections were held in Cape Verde on 11 February 2001, with a second round on 25 February after no candidate achieved outright victory in the first round. The result was a victory for Pedro Pires of the African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde, who defeated Carlos Veiga of the Movement for Democracy by just twelve votes.[1] Pires, a former Prime Minister, took office on 22 March 2001, replacing António Mascarenhas Monteiro, who stood down after completing two terms in office.


Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Pedro Pires African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde 61,646 46.52 75,827 50.00
Carlos Veiga Movement for Democracy 60,719 45.83 75,815 50.00
Jorge Carlos Fonseca Democratic Alliance for Change 5,142 3.88
David Hopper Almada Independent 4,989 3.77
Invalid/blank votes 1,999 1,764
Total 134,495 100 153,406 100
Registered voters/turnout 260,221 51.7 260,209 59.0
Source: African Elections Database


  1. ^ Elections in Cape Verde African Elections Database