São Tomé and Príncipe: Elections

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 26th July 2022.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she has had recent discussions with the Sao Tome and Principe Government on planned legislative elections in that country; and whether she has received any requests for technical support.

Photo of Vicky Ford Vicky Ford Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK has a close, constructive relationship with President Vila Nova and his Government in São Tomé and Príncipe. The country is the highest-scoring in Central Africa on governance according to the Ibrahim Index. No request for technical assistance for the legislative elections has been received, but the UK Government would be open to considering possible support should it be requested.

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