Sao Tome and Principe 2001
São Tomé and Príncipe. In the July presidential election, businessman Fradique de Menezez defeated the Socialist Party’s MLSTP-PSD candidate, former president Manuel Pinto da Costa. de Menezez, who belongs to the liberal party ADI, failed to form government together with MLSTP-PSD, which has its own majority in parliament. After several weeks of negotiations, he dismissed the old Socialist government and appointed a minister dominated by ADI. Political stalemate ensued, and in November, the MLSTP-PSD interrupted parliamentary work, after which the president announced new elections for February 2002, eight months earlier than expected.
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According to Countryaah, the population of Sao Tome and Principe in 2001 was 157,361, ranking number 190 in the world. The population growth rate was 2.050% yearly, and the population density was 164.0333 people per km2.