largeCape Verdeans trust the outgoing prime minister, Ulisses Correia e Silva, to win the right-wing formation in Sunday’s legislative elections, thereby reversing the archipelago’s economy severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The complete results are released overnight.
Since coming to power in 2016, the 58-year-old head of government, the former senior administrator of the Bank of Cape Verde, the former minister and the former mayor of the capital Praia have declared his victory to the press, and his supporters are in the party headquarters and the city. other places.
He said: “This is a great victory, a victory for Cape Verde. We have successfully persuaded the people of Cape Verde that in a very difficult period, the government’s behavior is correct, and it is also the correctness of our recommendations for the future. .” Correia e Silva.
According to the results of the National Election Commission, the composition of the Democratic Movement (MpD) won 36 seats out of the 72 seats in the National Assembly, accounting for nearly 98.2% of the polling stations.
The party, which has 40 outgoing general elections, can hope to win at least 37 representative pronouns, an absolute majority, when the result of the last three seats still to be stripped in the diaspora will be known.
In any case, the center-right front is ahead of Janira Hopffer Almada’s (socialist) PAICV, with 29 seats as it did in 2016.
As a result, the former single-party candidate, the 42-year-old former minister, lost his bet to bring the historic left-wing organization back to power and become the first woman to lead the former Portuguese colonial government.
In front of the supporters, she acknowledged her failure, congratulated the outgoing prime minister, and announced her next resignation as the head of the party. She has become the party’s first woman and became president in 2014.
-The economy is hit by the coronavirus-
The election was held because the country’s economy was severely affected by the epidemic.
Last year, the 550,000 inhabited archipelago, located about 600 kilometers off the coast of Senegal, was very dependent on tourism, accounting for 25% of its gross domestic product, and a historical decline of 14.8%.
The country recorded a total of 20,254 cases of Covid-19 pollution and 190 deaths, which is relatively low compared with other parts of the world.
However, according to data from April 5th to 11th, Africa is currently growing at a strong rate, and its incidence rate of 189 cases per 100,000 people is the highest in Africa.
In order to revitalize the economy, the two main candidates have pledged to vaccinate a large part of the population and take measures to diversify the country’s income.
Ulisses Correia e Silva maintains a modern image of being close to the people. Another advantage of him is that he has a richer experience compared to his opponents.