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Sao Tome and Principe

Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe

190,428 10

Population (as of June 1, 2015)

Elections in our database

68.93%

Registered Voters (as of )

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 Patrice Emery TROVOADA
  • 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 2002-03-03 40,412 60,961 66.29%
National Assembly 2006-03-26 53,378 79,849 66.85%
President 2006-07-30 59,178 91,119 64.95%
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 - - -

Voter Turnout