São Toméan presidential election, 2006

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São Tomé and Príncipe held its fourth presidential election since the introduction of multi-party politics in 1990 on 30 July 2006. Incumbent Fradique de Menezes, first elected in 2001, won more than 60 per cent of the votes, while his main challenger, Patrice Trovoada (a former president's son) got just over 38 per cent of the votes. The third candidate, Nilo Guimarães, got less than 1 per cent of the votes.[1]


e • d Summary of the 30 July 2006 São Tomé and Príncipe presidential election results
Candidates, parties Votes %
Fradique de Menezes, Force for Change Democratic Movement-Liberal Party 34,859 60.6
Patrice Trovoada, Independent Democratic Action 22,339 38.8
Nilo Guimarães 342 0.6
Total (Turnout 64.9%) 57,540 100.0
Registered voters 91,119
Total votes cast 59,178
Invalid votes 1,638
Source: African Election Database.