2001 Cape Verdean presidential election

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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.

Voter turnout was 51.7% for the first round and 59.0% for the second


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 Independent 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


  1. ^ Elections in Cape Verde African Elections Database