First round elections took place on 7 August 2011.
|Jorge Carlos Fonseca (Movement for Democracy)||37.3%|
|Manuel Inocêncio Sousa (African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde)||32.0%|
|Aristides Lima (independent)||27.4%|
|Joaquim Jaime Monteiro (independent)||2.0%|
In the second round, which took place on 21 August 2011, Manuel Inocêncio received 45.84% of the vote. Jorge Carlos Fonseca received 54.16% of the vote and was elected President. Turnout in the second round was 59.7%.