2010 São Toméan legislative election

Legislative elections were held in São Tomé and Príncipe on 1 August 2010. The elections had been planned for 21 February, but were then postponed.[1][2][3] President Fradique de Menezes announced on 17 March 2010 that elections would be held on 1 August 2010.[4]

Results

The opposition Independent Democratic Action emerged as the largest party, winning 26 of the 55 seats. Prime Minister Joaquim Rafael Branco's MLSTP-PSD came second with 21 seats. Third was PCD, a member of the ruling coalition, with seven seats. President de Menezes's MDFM-PL won only one seat.[5]

Sao Tome & Principe National Assembly Seating Chart.svg
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Independent Democratic Action 29,588 43.13 26 +15
MLSTP/PSD 22,510 32.81 21 +1
Democratic Convergence Party 9,540 13.91 7 New
Force for Change Democratic Movement – Liberal Party 4,986 7.27 1 –22
Union of Democrats for Citizenship and Development 855 1.25 0 0
Christian Democratic Front 291 0.42 0 0
Socialist Movement 260 0.38 0 New
National Union for Democracy and Progress 242 0.35 0 New
National Democratic Confederation/Fêssu Bassóla 204 0.30 0 New
Opposition Democratic Coalition 129 0.19 0 New
Total 68,605 100.00 55 0
Valid votes 68,605 97.82
Invalid/blank votes 1,531 2.18
Total votes 70,136 100.00
Registered voters/turnout 78,798 89.01
Source: African Election Database

References

  1. ^ Maximiliano Herrera (2010-04-21). "Electoral Calendar-international elections world elections". Angelfire.com. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
  2. ^ "Téla Nón >> Patrice Trovoada responsabiliza o Governo de Rafael Branco pelo grave atraso na realização das eleições". Telanon.info. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
  3. ^ "IFES Election Guide - Election Profile for Sao Tome and Principe - Sources". Electionguide.org. Archived from the original on 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
  4. ^ Kris Haamer (2010-03-18). "Updated: Elections in Sao Tome & Principe Announced". Saotomeblog.com. Archived from the original on 2010-08-15. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
  5. ^ "Map Opposition ADI wins Sao Tome election, no absolute majority". AFP/Radio Netherlands Worldwide. 2 August 2010. Archived from the original on 8 June 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2010.


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