Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva’s democratic movement (middle right) is ahead of Janira Hopffer Almada’s PAICV, who aspires to be the first woman to lead the government.
Cape Verdeans maintain continuity and believe that the outgoing Prime Minister Ulisss Correia e Silva (Ulisss Correia e Silva) can pass a major victory during the legislative period. Seriously affected the reverse of the archipelago economy according to the almost complete results announced overnight, the elections on Sunday, April 18.
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.
“This is a great victory, a victory for Cape Verde. We succeeded in persuading the people of Cape Verde about the correctness of the government’s behavior in a very difficult period and the correctness of our proposals for the future.”, Determined by Ulisses 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 must be ahead of Janira Hopffer Almada’s Cape Verde African Independence Party (PAICV, Socialism), which won 29 seats in 2016. The former party’s candidate was a 42-year-old former minister and therefore lost the 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 supporters, she recognized her failure, congratulated the outgoing prime minister, and announced her next resignation as the head of the party. She has become the first woman to hold the post of president in 2014.
The election was held because the country’s economy was severely affected by the epidemic. Last year, the 550,000 inhabitant archipelago, located about 600 kilometers off the coast of Senegal, was very dependent on tourism-25% of its GDP-and experienced a historical decline of 14.8%.
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.
According to still partial results, the independent and democratic Cape Verde Coalition (Ucid, Christian Democrats) lags far behind the two major parties. However, the other three small formations that are also in contention will not be elected.
Cape Verde has a semi-parliamentary system. The Prime Minister is led by the Chief Executive and the President (George Carlos Fonseca, Prime Minister) serves as the arbitrator. Since the free elections in 1991, this small West African country has been hailed as a model of democracy on the African continent and has not experienced any incidents or violence related to the election and its results.