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]


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]

Independent Democratic Action29,58843.1326+15
Democratic Convergence Party9,54013.917New
Force for Change Democratic Movement – Liberal Party4,9867.271–22
Union of Democrats for Citizenship and Development8551.2500
Christian Democratic Front2910.4200
Socialist Movement2600.380New
National Union for Democracy and Progress2420.350New
National Democratic Confederation/Fêssu Bassóla2040.300New
Opposition Democratic Coalition1290.190New
Valid votes68,60597.82
Invalid/blank votes1,5312.18
Total votes70,136100.00
Registered voters/turnout78,79889.01
Source: African Election Database


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  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.