In 2011, the population of Sao Tome and Principe was estimated to be around 187,000 people. The economy of the country was largely dependent on exports such as cocoa, coffee and fish, as well as services such as banking and tourism. In terms of foreign relations, Sao Tome and Principe had strong ties with other African countries, as well as with Europe and North America. In terms of politics, Sao Tome and Principe had a semi-presidential democracy which had been in power since 1991. The ruling party at the time was the Democratic Convergence Party (PCD), which was led by Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada. See mathgeneral for Sao Tome and Principe in the year of 2017.
São Tomé and Príncipe. An old dictator came back to power when São Tomé and Príncipe held presidential elections in July and August. Manuel Pinto da Costa, president 1975-191, received 52.88% of the votes in the second round after being close to victory already in the first attempt. Visit ABBREVIATIONFINDER for the acronym of STP that stands for the country of Sao Tome and Principe.
According to Countryaah official site, the 74-year-old Pinto da Costa previously represented the former Liberation Movement MLSTP (Freedom Movement for São Tomé and Príncipe) and became the country’s first president after independence. For many years he ruled São Tomé and Príncipe with rather harsh methods while the country was a socialist one-party state. When the Democrats reached Africa after the fall of the Eastern Bloc, he was forced to agree to political reforms and multi-party systems, but he himself did not try to be democratically elected.
He now returned as a party-independent candidate after leaving the MLSTP in 2005. Like the other candidate in the second round, the ruling party ADI’s (Independent Democratic Action) candidate Evaristo Carvalho, he went to election promises to work for stability in the country, shaken by several coup attempts and had a long line of weak governments.