Legal system: Based on Portuguese legal system and customary laws.
Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal
Executive branch: Chief of state: Manuel Pinto da Costa (since September 2011)
Head of government: Prime minister Patrice Trovoada (since August 2010)
Elections: Held in 1st of August 2010 (legislatives)
|Political parties: Christian Democratic Front (FDC),
Democratic Opposition Coalition (CODO),
Independent Democratic Action (ADI),
Movement for liberation of São Tomé and Príncipe Social Democratic Party (MLSTP-PSD), Party for Democratic Convergence (PCD) and other small parties.
Official websites for the Government can be found here and for the Parlament here (Note: The websites are in Portuguese)