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National Assembly (São Tomé and Príncipe)


National Assembly (São Tomé and Príncipe)

National Assembly of São Tomé and Príncipe
Assembleia Nacional de São Tomé e Príncipe
Seats 55 members
Political groups

Governing Party

  •   Independent Democratic Action: 26 seats

Opposition Parties

  •   Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé and Príncipe/Social Democratic Party: 21 seats
  •   Democratic Convergence Party – Reflection Group: 7 seats
  •   Force for Change Democratic Movement – Liberal Party: 1 seats
Party-list proportional representation
Meeting place
São Tomé
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
São Tomé and Príncipe

The unicameral National Assembly is São Tomé and Príncipe's legislative body.

The current National Assembly, formed following elections held on 26 March 2006, has a total of 55 members elected in 7 multi-member constituencies using the party-list proportional representation system. Members serve four-year terms.


  • Latest National Assembly election results 1
  • Previous election results 2
  • List of National Assembly Presidents 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

Latest National Assembly election results

 Summary of the 1 August 2010 National Assembly of São Tomé and Príncipe election results
Parties Votes % Seats +/–
Independent Democratic Action (Acção Democrática Independente) 29,588 42.19 26 +15
Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé and Príncipe/Social Democratic Party (Movimento de Libertação de São Tomé e Príncipe/Partido Social Democrata) 22,510 32.09 21 +1
Democratic Convergence Party – Reflection Group (Partido de Convergência Democrática – Grupa de Reflexão) 9,540 13.60 7 +7
Force for Change Democratic Movement – Liberal Party (Movimento Democrático das Forças da Mudança – Partido Liberal) 4,986 7.11 1 –22
Union of Democrats for Citizenship and Development (União dos Democratas para Cidadania e Desenvolvimento) 855 1.22
Christian Democratic Front (Frente Democrática Cristã) 291 0.48
Socialist Movement (Movimento Socialista) 260 0.37
National Union for Democracy and Progress (União Nacional para a Democracia e Progresso) 241 0.35
National Democratic Confederation/Fêssu Bassóla (Confederação Democrática Nacional/Fêssu Bassóla) 204 0.29
CÓDÓ Party – Movement of National Resurgence (Partido CÓDÓ – Movimento de Ressurgimento Nacional) 129 0.18
Total (turnout 89.01%) 70,136 100.00 55
Source: CST

Previous election results

Political Party Election Year
1991 1994 1998 2002 2006 2010
Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé and Príncipe-Social Democratic Party (MLSTP-PSD) 21 27 31 24 20 21
Force for Change Democratic Movement-Liberal Party (MDFM-PL) 23 23 1
Democratic Convergence Party-Reflection Group (PCD-GR) 33 14 8 7
Independent Democratic Action (ADI) 14 16 * 11 26
Opposition Democratic Coalition (CODO) 01
Uê Kédadji (UK) 08
New Way Movement (MNR) 01
Total 55 55 55 55 55 55

* The Independent Democratic Action (ADI) party was a member of the Uê Kédadji coalition in the 2002 election.

List of National Assembly Presidents

Presidents of the Constituent Assembly (1975)
Term Incumbent
1975 Nuno Xavier Daniel Dias
1975 Guilherme do Sacramento Neto
Presidents of the National Assembly (1975–present)
Term Incumbent
1975–1980 Leonel Mário d'Alva
1980–1991 Alda Neves da Graça do Espírito Santo
1991–1994 Leonel Mário d'Alva
1994–2002 Francisco Fortunato Pires
2002–2006 Dionísio Tomé Dias
2006–2010 Francisco da Silva
2010–2012 Evaristo Carvalho (provisional)
2012– Jose da Graca Diogo

See also

External links

  • Official website (Portuguese)

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