Cape Verdean presidential election, 2011

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Cape Verdean presidential election, 2011
Cape Verde
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Registered 304,621
Turnout 59.9%
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Nominee Jorge Carlos Fonseca Manuel Inocêncio Sousa
Party MpD PAICV
Popular vote 97,735 82,379
Percentage 54.26% 45.74%

President before election

Pedro Pires
PAICV

Elected President

Jorge Carlos Fonseca
Movement for Democracy

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Presidential elections were held in Cape Verde on 7 August 2011, with a second round run-off on 21 August.[1] The result was a victory for Jorge Carlos Fonseca of the Movement for Democracy, who received 54% of the vote in the second round.[1]

Campaign[edit]

Four candidates contested the elections:[2]

Results[edit]

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Jorge Carlos Fonseca Movement for Democracy 60,887 37.79 97,735 54.26
Manuel Inocêncio Sousa African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde 52,612 32.66 82,379 45.74
Aristides Lima Independent 44,648 27.71
Joaquim Jaime Monteiro Independent 2,958 1.84
Invalid/blank votes 1,855 2,249
Total 162,960 100 182,363 100
Registered voters/turnout 304,621 53.5 304,621 59.9
Source: African Elections Database

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Elections in Cape Verde African Elections Database
  2. ^ New president to be elected Der Standard, 5 August 2011 (in German)