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Evaristo Carvalho elected President

Former Prime Minister Evaristo Carvalho has been elected president of São Tomé and Príncipe in the second round runoff although his opponent, incumbent President Manuel Pinto da Costa, had withdrawn […]

Presidential 2016

First round elections took place on 17 July 2016 and resulted in no outright winner. A second round runoff took place on 7 August 2016. First round results were as […]

President withdraws from Presidential second round runoff

President Manuel Pinto da Costa of São Tomé and Príncipe has announced that he will not stand in the second round runoff of the presidential election due to take place […]

Presidential election goes to second round runoff

The result of the first round of the presidential election in São Tomé and Príncipe which took place on 17th July was announced yesterday. As no candidate exceeded 50% of […]

Presidential election takes place today

Sao Tome and Principe is holding its presidential election today with 111,222 people eligible to vote. There are five candidates standing but only three have any serious chance. They are […]

Opposition wins election; Patrice Trovoada back as PM

São Tomé and Príncipe’s opposition, the centrist Independent Democratic Action (ADI), has won the general election which took place on Sunday; in all they won 33 of the 55 seats […]

Parliamentary 2014

An election took place on 12 October 2014. Independent Democratic Action (Acção Democrática Independente) 33 Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé and Príncipe/Social Democratic Party (Movimento de Libertação de […]

São Tome and Principe goes to the polls

There are 92,760 eligible voters who will be voting in the São Tome and Principe general election today across 263 polling stations. They will be electing the 55 members of […]

President carries out minor reshuffle

Following the sacking earlier this month of Health Minister Leonel Pontes, President Manuel Pinto da Costa has made three changes to his ministerial team. Maria Tomé de Araújo replaces Leonel […]

Health Minister Leonel Pontes sacked

President Manuel Pinto da Costa has dismissed his Minister of Health, Leonel Pontes, following accusations of misuse of development funds obtained from Taiwan’s Ministry of Health. Reuters records the president […]

IMF notes weak external financing of investment projects a problem

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has noted that São Tomé and Príncipe faces continuing challenges in the international environment but that there was a strong commitment on the part of […]

President da Costa appoints Gabriel Costa as new Prime Minister

President Manuel Pinto da Costa has appointed a new prime minister after the government lost a vote of confidence last week and Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada was dismissed. The new […]

Da Costa wins

The 74 year old former president of this island group in the Gulf of Guinea off the West African coast, Manuel Pinto da Costa, has won the second round runoff […]

Presidential 2011

First round elections took place on 17 July 2011 and resulted in no outright winner. A second round runoff took place on 7 August 2011. First round results were as […]

Second round runoff today

The second round runoff for the presidency between former president Manuel Pinto da Costa and parliaments speaker Evaristo de Carvalho takes place today. In the first round da Costa received […]

Septuagenarians in second round runoff

The second round runoff for the presidential election will be between 73 year old Manuel Pinto da Costa who led in the first round with 35.82% of the vote and […]

Second round runoff will happen

There was no clear winner in the presidential election which took place yesterday in this small island group off the west coast of Africa. The local media are suggesting that […]

Presidential election today

Voting has started in this Gulf of Guinea state off the West African coast to elect a new President. Incumbent Fradique de Menezes has completed his two terms in office […]

Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé and Príncipe/Social Democratic Party

The Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé and Príncipe/Social Democratic Party or MLSTP/PSD is a left wing party formed in the early 1970s and was the driving force against […]

Democratic Convergence Party-Reflection Group

The Democratic Convergence Party – Reflection Group started life as an underground opposition movement which came into existence after constitutional changes in 1990. After fifteen years of single party rule […]