Incumbent loses presidential election
Evaristo Carvalho has defeated the incumbent Manuel Pinto da Costa in Sao Tome and Principe’s presidential election taking 50.1% of the vote.
Mr da Costa, who won the last election in 2011 as an independent, was the country’s first president after independence from Portugal in 1975. His first period in office ended in 1991.
The new president belongs to the same party the ADI - as Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada.
Mr Trovoada said the election of a new president “should initiate a period of stability for Sao Tome and Principe”, the Portuguese news agency is reporting.