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Cape Verdean parliamentary election, 2016

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Registered  347,622
Santiago Sul  Santiago Sul
32 seats  36 seats
Turnout  65.97%
Santiago Sul  São Vicente
36 seats  2 seats
Cape Verdean parliamentary election, 2016

Parliamentary elections were held in Cape Verde on 20 March 2016. The ruling African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde (PAICV), led by Janira Hopffer Almada, was defeated by the Movement for Democracy (MpD), led by Ulisses Correia e Silva.


Electoral system

The 72 members of the National Assembly are elected from 16 multi-member constituencies ranging in size from 2 to 15 seats. The elections are held using closed list proportional representation, with seats allocated using the d'Hondt method.


A total of 551 candidates ran for election, including 73 women.


  • African Union: The African Union team of 20 observers declared that the elections held were fair and conducted in a peaceful and free manner. The AU also commended the government in creating the legal atmosphere for the press to conduct their business freely.
  • References

    Cape Verdean parliamentary election, 2016 Wikipedia

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