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Cape Verde

Republic of Cabo Verde

553,432 10

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

347,662 55.86%

Registered Voters (as of Oct. 6, 2016)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Cabo Verdean National Assembly Assembleia Nacional Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Jorge Carlos FONSECA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e SILVA**
  • Assembly: Cape Verde has a unicameral National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) with 72 seats.

** The President appoints the Prime Minister after receiving nominations from the National Assembly.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is nominated by the National Assembly.
  • In the National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) 72 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.***

*** There are 16 multi-member constituencies with 2 to 15 seats each, depending on the population. Votes are tabulated using the d'Hondt method.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Cabo Verdean National Assembly 2001-01-14 141,801 260,275 54.48%
President 2001-02-11 134,495 260,275 51.67%
President 2001-02-25 153,407 260,275 58.94%
Cabo Verdean National Assembly 2006-01-22 174,858 322,735 54.18%
President 2006-02-12 171,819 323,554 53.1%
Cabo Verdean National Assembly 2011-02-06 214,062 298,562 71.7%
President 2011-08-07 162,960 304,621 53.5%
President 2011-08-21 182,363 304,621 59.87%
Cabo Verdean National Assembly 2016-03-20 228,349 347,828 65.65%
President 2016-10-02 123,414 347,662 35.5%

Voter Turnout