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Sao Tome and Principe

Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe

186,817 7

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

92,639 67.33%

Registered Voters (as of July 1, 2011)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
National Assembly Assembleia Nacional Assembly
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
President President Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Manuel Pinto DA COSTA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Gabriel Arcanjo Ferreira DA COSTA
  • 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.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
National Assembly 1998-11-08 32,034 49,639 64.53%
President 2001-07-29 38,133 61,159 62.35%
National Assembly 2006-03-26 - 79,000 -
President 2006-07-30 - 83,089 -
National Assembly 2010-08-01 - - -
President 2011-07-17 63,328 92,639 68.36%
President 2011-08-07 68,640 92,639 74.09%

Voter Turnout