ElectionGudie

Aug. 1, 2010 Held

70,136
Voted
Sao Tome and Principe

Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe

Election for Assembleia Nacional (Sao Tomean National Assembly)

Results

87%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:70,136
Valid Votes:68,605
Invalid Votes:1,531

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Independent Democratic Action 26 - 29,588

43.13%

Movement for the Liberation of Sao Tome and Principe-Social Democratic Party 21 - 22,510

32.81%

Democratic Convergence Party-Reflection Group 7 - 9,540

13.91%

Force for Change Democratic Movement - Liberal Party 1 - 4,986

7.27%

Union of Democrats for Citizenship and Development - - 855

1.25%

Christian Democratic Front - - 291

0.42%

Socialist Movement - - 260

0.38%

National Union for Democracy and Progress - - 242

0.35%

National Democratic Confederation - Fessu Bassola - - 204

0.30%

CODO Party - Movement of National Resurgence - - 129

0.19%

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 Joachim Rafael BRANCO
  • Assembly: Sao Tome and Principe has a unicameral National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) with 55 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is elected by parliament.
  • In the National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) 55 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

*** There are 7 multi-member constituencies.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Alliance: Force for Change Democratic Movement - Democratic Convergence Party (MDFM-PCD)
    • Leader: João Manuel DA COSTA ALEGRE AFONSO
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 23
  • Alliance: Movement for the Liberation of Sao Tome and Principe - Social Democratic Party / MLSTP-PSD
    • Leader: Rafael BRANCO
    • Seats won in this election: 21
    • Seats won in last election: 20
  • Party: Independent Democratic Action (IDA) / (ADI)***
    • Leader: Patrice TROVOADA
    • Seats won in this election: 26
    • Seats won in last election: 11
  • Party: Democratic Convergence Party – Reflection Group / Partido de Convergência Democrática-Grupa de Reflexão
    • Leader: Leonel Mário DALVA
    • Seats won in this election: 7
    • Seats won in last election: 0

*** Four members quit the party after the last elections.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 170,880 (2010)
  • Registered Voters: 79,296 (2010)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 85,878 (2010)

·         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: 10 (following the 2010 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: 25,632 (est.)