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São Tomé and Príncipe
held its fourth presidential election
Elections in São Tomé and Príncipe gives information on election and election results in São Tomé and Príncipe.São Tomé and Príncipe elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five year term by the people...
since the introduction of multi-party politics in 1990 on 30 July 2006. Incumbent Fradique de Menezes
Fradique Bandeira Melo de Menezes was the President of São Tomé and Príncipe from 2003 to 2011.-Early life:Menezes was born on the then Portuguese colony of São Tomé in 1942, the son of a Portuguese man and a local woman. He attended high school in Portugal...
, first elected in 2001, won more than 60 per cent of the votes, while his main challenger, Patrice Trovoada
Patrice Emery Trovoada is a São Toméan politician. He has been Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe since 14 August 2010; previously he was Prime Minister from February 2008 to June 2008.Trovoada was born in Libreville, Gabon...
(a former president's son) got just over 38 per cent of the votes. The third candidate, Nilo Guimarães
Nilo de Oliveira Guimarães is a São Toméan businessman and politician.Running as an independent candidate in the 30 July 2006 presidential election, he finished last out of three candidates, winning 0.59% of the vote.-References:...
, got less than 1 per cent of the votes.http://za.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2006-07-31T122600Z_01_ALL143234_RTRIDST_0_OZATP-SAOTOME-ELECTION-20060731.XML&archived=False