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Sao Tome and Principe

Yearbook 2002

São Tomé and Príncipe. According to Countryaah website, the March elections gave a parliamentary deadlock. The Socialist Former Liberation Movement MLSTP/PSD received 24 seats, President Fradique de Meneze's alliance MDFM/PCD 23 and Ue-Kedadji, with close ties to former President Miguel Trovoada, received 8 seats. After several weeks of negotiations, diplomat Gabriel Costa was appointed prime minister. As agreed, he incorporated all three party groups into the government.

2002 Sao Tome and Principe Business

However, the cooperation was sparkling from the start, and in September the president dismissed the government after a fierce dispute between Costa and the defense minister. The new Prime Minister was appointed Minister of Trade and Industry Maria das Neves de Sousa, who formed a ministry with a similar composition to the previous one.

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