ElectionGudie

Feb. 11, 2001 Held

134,495
Voted
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Republic of Cape Verde

Election for President (President)

Results

51%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:134,495
Valid Votes:132,496
Invalid Votes:1,999

Candidates:

Pedro PIRES61,389

46.51

Carlos VEIGA60,472

45.82

Jorge Carlos FONSECA5,182

3.93

David Hopffer ALMADA4,936

3.74

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Cape Verde

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Antonio MASCARENHAS Monteiro
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Carlos Alberto Wahnon de Carvalho VEIGA
  • Assembly: Cape Verde has a unicameral National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) with 72 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) 72 members are elected by popular vote.

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

  • Pedro PIRES
    Party: African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde
  • Carlos VEIGA
    Party: Movement for Democracy

 

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

  • Pedro PIRES
    Party: African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde (PAICV)
  • Carlos VEIGA
    Party: Movement for Democracy (MPD)
  • Jorge Carlos FONSECA
    Party: Independent Candidate
  • David Hopffer ALMADA
    Party: Independent Candidate

 

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential Elections were last held on February 18, 1996.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 401,343 (July 2000 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 260,275 ( 2002 )