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Cape Verde

Republic of Cape Verde

531,046 8

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

304,621 57.18%

Registered Voters (as of Aug. 1, 2011)

Average Turnout

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

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Jorge Carlos FONSECA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Jose Maria Pereira NEVES **
  • 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
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%
National Assembly 2006-01-22 174,858 322,735 54.18%
President 2006-02-12 171,819 323,554 53.1%
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%

Voter Turnout