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 follows:
|Manuel Pinto da Costa (Independent)||35.62%|
|Evaristo Carvalho (Independent Democratic Action)||21.79%|
|Delfim Neves (Democratic Convergence Party-Reflection Group and|
|Force for Change Democratic Movement-Liberal Party)||14.36%|
|Maria das Neves (Independent)||14.04%|
|Elsa Pinto (Independent)||4.45%|
|Aurélio Martins (Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé|
|and Príncipe/Social Democratic Party)||4.06%|
|Filinto Costa Alegre (Independent)||3.99%|
|Hélder Barros (Independent)||0.69%|
|Jorge Coelho (Independent)||0.67%|
|Manuel de Deus Lima (Independent)||0.35%|
In the second round which took place on 7 August 2011, Evaristo Carvalho received 47.12% of the vote, while Manuel Pinto da Costa received 52.88% and was duly elected President. The turnout in the second round was 74%.