Cape Verde Election Shows Nation's Political Maturity

Voters in the Cape Verde have chosen opposition candidate Jorge Carlos Fonseca to be the archipelago's 4th president. Fonseca secured 54.45% of the votes in Monday's runoff, defeating the ruling party candidate Manuel Inocencio Sousa. Fonseca will succeed President Pedro Pires who is serving his second term, the maximum allowed by the Constitution.
Photo: Gabonews

Pedro Pires, left, with the late Gabonese President Omar Bongo.

Sea salt in Maio Island, Cape Verde.

Cape Verde at a World Trade Organization conference in 2007.

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