ElectionGudie

Nov. 8, 1998 Held

32,034
Voted
Sao Tome and Principe

Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe

Election for Assembleia Nacional (Sao Tomean National Assembly)

Results

60%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:32,034
Valid Votes:29,676
Invalid Votes:2,358

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Movement for the Freedom on Sao Tome and Principe 31 14,785

49.82%

Independent Democratic Action 16 8,222

27.71%

Democratic Convergence Party-Reflection Group 8 4,667

15.73%

Other Parties - - 2,002

6.75%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 55 seats in the National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Miguel TROVOADA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Raul Wagner BRAGANCA NETO
  • Assembly: Sao Tome and Principe has a unicameral National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) with 55 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) 55 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Movement for the Freedom on Sao Tome and Principe (MLSTP/PSD)
    • Leader: Francisco Fortunas PIRES
    • Seats won in this election: 31
    • Seats won in last election: 27
  • Party: Independent Democratic Action (ADI)
    • Leader: Carlos NEVES
    • Seats won in this election: 16
    • Seats won in last election: 14
  • Party: Democratic Convergence Party-Reflection Group (PCD/GR)
    • Leader: Armindo AGUIAR
    • Seats won in this election: 8
    • Seats won in last election: 14
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 132,284 (1998)
  • Registered Voters: 49,639 (1998)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 66,650 (1998)

·         Is São Tomé a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (31 October 1995)

·         Has São Tomé ratified CEDAW: Yes (3 June 2003)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 5 (following the 1998 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 143 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is São Tomé and Príncipe a signatory to CRPD: N/A

·         Has São Tomé and Príncipe ratified CRPD: Yes, accession (5 November 2015)

·         Population with a disability: 19,842 (est.)