Elections in Cape Verde

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Elections in Cape Verde gives information on election and election results in Cape Verde. An election is a process in which a vote is held to elect candidates to an office. It is the mechanism by which a democracy fills elective offices in the legislature, and sometimes the executive and judiciary, and in which electorates choose local government officials.

Cape Verde elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The National Assembly (Portuguese: Assembleia Nacional) has 72 members, elected for a five-year term by proportional representation. Cape Verde has a two-party system, which means that there are two dominant political parties, with extreme difficulty for anybody to achieve electoral success under the banner of any other party.

Latest elections[edit]

2011 Parliamentary election[edit]

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

2011 Presidential election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 7 August and 21 August 2011 Cape Verdean presidential election results
Candidates (parties) 1st round 2nd 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%
Total (turnout 53.5%/59.9%) 161,105 100.00 180,114 100.00
Source: National Electoral Commission

Past elections[edit]

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