Aug. 7, 2011 Held

Sao Tome and Principe

Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe

Election for Sao Tomean Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:68,640
Valid Votes:66,448
Invalid Votes:2,192

Vote Share by Candidate:

Manuel Pinto da COSTA35,112


Evaristo do Espírito Santo CARVALHO31,308

Election Results Modified: Apr 09, 2014

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Sao Tome and Principe

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Fradique DE MENEZES
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Joaquim Rafael BRANCO
  • 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.

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 174,646 (2011)
  • Registered Voters: 92,639 (July 2011)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 87,755 (2011)

·         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: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 10 (following the 2010 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: 26,196 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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