March 3, 2002 Held

Sao Tome and Principe

Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe

Election for Assembleia Nacional (Sao Tomean National Assembly)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:40,412
Valid Votes:40,412
Invalid Votes:0

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Movement for the Liberation of Sao Tome and Principe-Social Democratic Party (Movimento de Libertação de São Tomé e Príncipe - Partido Social Democrata) 24 - 15,618


Force for Change Democratic Movement - Democratic Convergence Party 23 - 15,542


Uê Kédadji (Uê Kédadji) 8 - 6,398

Election Results Modified: Jun 06, 2016

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • 55 seats in the National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Fradique de MENEZES 
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Evaristo CARVALHO
  • Assembly: Sao Tome and Principe has a unicameral National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) with 55 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) 55 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Movement for the Freedom on Sao Tome and Principe (MLSTP/PSD)
    • Leader: Francisco Fortunas PIRES
    • Seats won in last election: 31
  • Party: Independent Democratic Action (ADI)
    • Leader: Carlos NEVES
    • Seats won in last election: 16
  • Party: Democratic Convergence Party-Reflection Group (PCD/GR)
    • Leader: Armindo AGUIAR
    • Seats won in last election: 8
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 143,085 (2002)
  • Registered Voters: 60,961 (2002)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 72,029 (2002)

·         Is São Tomé a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (31 October 1995)

·         Has São Tomé ratified CEDAW: Yes (3 June 2003)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 5 (following the 2002 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 143 (2014)

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

Disability Data:

·         Is São Tomé and Príncipe a signatory to CRPD: N/A

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

·         Population with a disability: 21,462 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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