Aug. 7, 2011 Held

Cape Verde

Republic of Cabo Verde

Election for Cabo Verdean Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:162,960
Valid Votes:161,105
Invalid Votes:1,855

Vote Share by Candidate:

Jorge Carlos FONSECA60,887


Manuel InocĂȘncio SOUSA52,612


Aristide LIMA44,648


Joaquim Jaime MONTERIO2,958

Election Results Modified: Aug 08, 2011

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.

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.

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 508,659 (July 2010 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 304,621 (August 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: No

·         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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