Cape Verdean presidential election, 1991

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Cape Verdean presidential election, 1991

17 February 1991 1996 →
Registered 159,534
Turnout 61.4%

  António Mascarenhas Monteiro crop.jpg Aristide Pereira detail DF-SC-84-10021.jpg
Nominee António Monteiro Aristides Pereira
Popular vote 70,623 25,544
Percentage 73.4% 26.6%

President before election

Aristides Pereira

Elected President

António Monteiro

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Presidential elections were held for the first time in Cape Verde on 17 February 1991, as previously the National Assembly had elected the President. The result was a victory for António Mascarenhas Monteiro of the Movement for Democracy, which had also won the parliamentary elections the previous month. He defeated incumbent Aristides Pereira of the African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde.[1] Voter turnout was 61.4%.[2]

Monteiro took office on 22 March.


Candidate Party Votes %
António Mascarenhas Monteiro Movement for Democracy 70,623 73.4
Aristides Pereira African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde 25,544 26.6
Invalid/blank votes 1,755
Total 97,922 100
Registered voters/turnout 159,534 61.4
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, p201 ISBN 0-19-829645-2
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