1991 Cape Verdean parliamentary election

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Cape Verdean parliamentary election, 1991

← 1985 13 January 1991 1995 →
Registered 166,818
Turnout 75.3%
  First party Second party
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Leader Carlos Veiga Aristides Pereira
Seats won 56 23
Seat change New Decrease 60
Popular vote 78,454 39,673
Percentage 66.4% 33.6%

Prime Minister before election

Pedro Pires

Elected Prime Minister

Carlos Veiga

Seats of the National Assembly after the 1991 parliamentary election
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Parliamentary elections were held in Cape Verde on 13 January 1991, the country's first multi-party elections, having previously been a one-party state with the African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde (PAICV) as the sole legal party. The number of seats was reduced from 83 to 79. The result was a victory for the Movement for Democracy, which won 56 of the 79 seats.[1] Voter turnout was 75.3%.[2]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Movement for Democracy 78,454 66.4 56 New
African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde 39,673 33.6 23 –60
Invalid/blank votes 7,437
Total 125,564 100 79 –4
Registered voters/turnout 166,818 75.3
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Elections in Cape Verde African Elections Database
  2. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p198 ISBN 0-19-829645-2
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