ElectionGudie

March 26, 2006 Held

53,378
Voted
Sao Tome and Principe

Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe

Election for Assembleia Nacional (Sao Tomean National Assembly)

Results

65%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:53,378
Valid Votes:52,085
Invalid Votes:1,293

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Force for Change Democratic Movement - Democratic Convergence Party 23 - 19,640

37.07%

Movement for the Liberation of Sao Tome and Principe-Social Democratic Party 20 - 15,733

30.21%

Independent Democratic Action 11 - 10,678

20.50%

New Way Movement 1 - 2,515

4.83%

Union of Democrats for Citizenship and Development - - 1,156

2.22%

Christian Democratic Front - - 796

1.53%

Uê Kédadji - - 534

1.03%

Social Liberal Party - - 413

0.79%

Generation Hope - - 336

0.65%

São Toméan Workers Party - - 284

0.55%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 55 seats in the National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Fradique DE MENEZES
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Maria do Carmo SILVEIRA
  • 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 through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Coalition: Force for Change Democratic Movement- Party for Democratic Convergence / Movimento Democrático das Forças da Mudança- Partido de Convergência Democrática-Grupa de Reflexão (MDFM-PCD)
    • Seats won in last election: 23
  • Sao Tome and Principe Liberation Movement (MLSTP)/
    • Seats won in last election: 24
  • Independent Democratic Action
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • New Way Movement
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 156,584 (2006)
  • Registered Voters: 79,849 (2006)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 78,753 (2006)

·         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: 4 (following the 2006 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: 23,487 (est.)