ElectionGudie

Jan. 14, 2001 Held

141,801
Voted
Cape Verde

Republic of Cabo Verde

Election for Assembleia Nacional (Cabo Verdean National Assembly)

Results

53%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:141,801
Valid Votes:137,091
Invalid Votes:3,847

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde 40 67,862

49.50%

Movement for Democracy 30 55,581

40.54%

Democratic Alliance for Change 2 8,382

6.11%

Democratic Renovation Party - - 4,644

3.39%

Social Democratic Party - - 622

0.45%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 72 seats in the National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional)

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 to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde (PAICV)
    • Leader: Jose Maria NEVES
    • Seats won in this election: 40
    • Seats won in last election: 21
  • Party: Movement for Democracy (MPD)
    • Leader: Carlos VEIGA
    • Seats won in this election: 30
    • Seats won in last election: 50
  • Party: Democratic Alliance for Change (ADM)
    • Leader: Eurico MONTEIRO
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Democratic Renovation Party (PRD)
    • Leader: Jacinto SANTOS
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Social Democratic Party (PSD)
    • Leader: Joao ALEM
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections last held: December 17, 1995.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 447,357 (2001)
  • Registered Voters: 260,275 (2002)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 230,998 (2001)

·         Is Cape Verde a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Cape Verde ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (5 December 1980)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 8 (following 2001 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 122 (2014)

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

Disability Data:

·         Is Cape Verde a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Caper Verde ratified CRPD: Yes (10 October 2011)

·         Population with a disability: 60,201 (est.)