Feb. 12, 2006 Held

Cape Verde

Republic of Cabo Verde

Election for Cabo Verdean Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:171,819
Valid Votes:169,824
Invalid Votes:1,327

Vote Share by Candidate:

Pedro Verona Rodrigues PIRES86,583


Carlos Alberto Wahnon de Carvalho VEIGA83,241

Election Results Modified: May 10, 2024

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Cape Verde

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.

* On December 8, 2005, President of the Parliament Aristides Raimundo LIMA became Acting President of the Republic per a constitutional requirement that Pedro PIRES suspend his duties of office while he runs in this election.

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 Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Pedro Verona Rodrigues PIRES
    • Party: African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde / (PAICV)
  • Carlos Alberto Wahnon de Carvalho VEIGA
    • Party: Movement for Democracy / (MPD)

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on February 11 and 25, 2001. Pedro PIRES (PAICV) was elected president with 49.43% of the vote against Carlos VEIGA (MPD) with 49.42%. The election was won by only 12 votes.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 475,947 (January 2006 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 323,554 (February 2006 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 243,893 (2006)

·         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: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 11 (following 2006 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: 71,392 (est.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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