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.

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.

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.