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Elections in AfricaA Data Handbook$
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Dieter Nohlen, Bernard Thibaut, and Michael Krennerich

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198296454

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198296452.001.0001

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Cape Verde

Cape Verde

Chapter:
(p.189) Cape Verde
Source:
Elections in Africa
Author(s):

Ana Catarina Clemente‐Kersten

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198296452.003.0009

This chapter on elections and electoral systems in Cape Verde follows the same format as all the other country chapters in the book. The first section is introductory and contains a historical overview, discussion of the evolution of electoral provisions, an account of the current electoral provisions, and a comment on the electoral statistics. The second section consists of ten tables. These are: 2.1 Dates of National Elections, Referendums, and Coups d’Etat (there have been no referendums of coups d’états); 2.2 Electoral Body 1975–1996 (data on population size, registered voters, and votes cast); 2.3 Abbreviations (abbreviations and full names of political parties and alliances used in tables 2.6, 2.7, and 2.9); 2.4 Electoral Participation of Parties and Alliances 1975–1996 (participation of political parties and alliances in chronological order and including the years and number of contested elections); 2.5 Referendums (none held); 2.6 Elections for Constitutional Assembly 1975 (details of registered voters and votes cast nationally and regionally); 2.7 Parliamentary Elections 1980–1995 (details of registered voters and votes cast nationally and regionally); 2.8 Composition of Parliament 1980–1995; 2.9 Presidential Elections 1991–1996 (details of registered voters and votes cast nationally and regionally); and 2.10 List of Power Holders 1975–1998.

Keywords:   alliances, Cape Verde, constitutional assembly elections, elections, electoral body, electoral participation, electoral provisions, electoral statistics, electoral systems, history, national elections, parliamentary composition, parliamentary elections, political parties, power holders, presidential elections, registered voters, votes cast

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