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Sao Tome and Principe

Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe

213,379 12

Population (as of Feb. 8, 2019)

Elections in our database

68.93%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Sao Tomean National Assembly Assembleia Nacional Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Evaristo CARVALHO

  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Jorge Bom JESUS (since 3 December 2018) 

  • Assembly: Sao Tome and Principe has a unicameral National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) with 55 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.

  • The Prime Minister is elected by parliament.

  • In the National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) 55 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms. There are 7 multi-member constituencies.

 

Population and number of registered voters:  

Population: 223,000 (2021 est.)

Registered Voters: 97,274 (2018)

 

Gender Data: 

Female Population: 112,000 (2021 est)

Is São Tomé and Príncipe a signatory to CEDAW: Yes, 31 October 1995

Has São Tomé and Príncipe ratified CEDAW: Yes, 3 June 20037 

Gender Quota: Yes, legislated quota- 30% of seats in Parliament should be held by women

Female candidates in this election (2021):

Human Development Index Position: 135

Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A (2019)

 

Disability Data: 

Is São Tomé and Príncipe a signatory to CRPD: No

Has São Tomé and Príncipe ratified CRPD: Yes, 5 November 2015 (accession)

Population with a disability: 29,1011

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Sao Tomean National Assembly 1998-11-08 32,034 49,639 64.53%
President 2001-07-29 38,133 61,159 62.35%
Sao Tomean National Assembly 2002-03-03 40,412 60,961 66.29%
Sao Tomean National Assembly 2006-03-26 53,378 79,849 66.85%
President 2006-07-30 59,178 91,119 64.95%
Sao Tomean National Assembly 2010-08-01 70,136 78,798 89.01%
President 2011-07-17 63,328 92,639 68.36%
President 2011-08-07 68,640 92,639 74.09%
President 2016-07-17 71,117 111,222 63.94%
President 2016-08-07 51,173 - -
Sao Tomean National Assembly 2018-10-07 78,456 97,274 -
President 2021-07-18 - - -

Voter Turnout