Feb. 6, 2011 Held

Cape Verde

Republic of Cabo Verde

Election for Assembleia Nacional (Cabo Verdean National Assembly)


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:214,062
Valid Votes:212,205
Invalid Votes:1,857

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

African Party for Independence of Cape Verde 38 - 109,988


Movement for Democracy 32 - 89,472


Democratic and Independent Cape Verdean Union 2 - - 9,685

Election Results Modified: Dec 14, 2010

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • 72 seats in the National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Pedro Verona Rodrigues PIRES
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Jose Maria Pereira Pereira NEVES
  • Assembly: Cape Verde has a unicameral National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) with 72 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 appointed by the President.
  • In the National Assembly (Assembleia Nacional) 72 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.***

*** There are 16 multi-member constituencies with 2 to 15 seats each, depending on the population. Votes are tabulated using the d'Hondt method. Six members are elected by Cape Verdeans living abroad.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 495,159 (2011)
  • Registered Voters: 298,562 (February 2011 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 251,274 (2011)

·         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: 15 (following 2011 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: 74,273 (est.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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