São Tomé and Príncipe

Helga Fleischhacker

in Elections in Africa

Published in print July 1999 | ISBN: 9780198296454
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600036 | DOI:
  São Tomé and Príncipe

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This chapter on elections and electoral systems in São Tomé and Príncipe follows the same format as all the other country chapters in the book. The first section is introductory and contains a historical overview, discussion of the evolution of electoral provisions, an account of the current electoral provisions, and a comment on the electoral statistics. The second section consists of ten tables. These are: 2.1 Dates of National Elections, Referendums, and Coups d’Etat; 2.2 Electoral Body 1990–1998 (data on population size, registered voters, and votes cast); 2.3 Abbreviations (abbreviations and full names of political parties and alliances used in tables 2.6, 2.7, and 2.9); 2.4 Electoral Participation of Parties and Alliances 1990–1998 (participation of political parties and alliances in chronological order and including the years and number of contested elections); 2.5 Referendum 1990 (details of registered voters and votes cast); 2.6 Elections for Constitutional Assembly (none held); 2.7 Parliamentary Elections 1991–1998 (details of registered voters and votes cast, nationally and by electoral district); 2.8 Composition of Parliament 1991–1998; 2.9 Presidential Elections 1991–1996 (details of registered voters and votes cast, nationally and by electoral district); and 2.10 List of Power Holders 1975–1998.

Keywords: alliances; coups d’état; elections; electoral body; electoral participation; electoral provisions; electoral statistics; electoral systems; history; national elections; parliamentary composition; parliamentary elections; political parties; power holders; presidential elections; referendums; registered voters; São Tomé and Príncipe; votes cast

Chapter.  4083 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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