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. 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|
|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|
- Elections in Cape Verde African Elections Database