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Cape Verdean presidential election, 2011

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7 August 2011  2016 →
Turnout  59.9%
54.26%  45.74%
Registered  304,621
97,735  82,379
Cape Verdean presidential election, 2011

Presidential elections were held in Cape Verde on 7 August 2011, with a second round run-off on 21 August. The result was a victory for Jorge Carlos Fonseca of the Movement for Democracy, who received 54% of the vote in the second round.

Campaign

Four candidates contested the elections:

  • Manuel Inocêncio Sousa, a former Foreign Minister and the candidate of the ruling African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde (PAICV).
  • Aristides Lima, President of the National Assembly. A member of the PAICV, he ran without its support.
  • Jorge Carlos Fonseca, another former Foreign Minister, and the candidate of the opposition Movement for Democracy.
  • Joaquim Monteiro, an independent.
  • References

    Cape Verdean presidential election, 2011 Wikipedia


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