Cape Verde

Jorge Carlos Fonseca re elected President


President Jorge Carlos Fonseca has won a comfortable re-election following the 2nd October presidential election although turnout was a disappointing 36%.

Fonseca of the ruling Movement for Democracy (MpD) took 74% of the vote with his closest rival, Albertino Gra├ža, on 22.6%. The party which had ruled the country until a general election earlier this year, the African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde (PAICV) failed to put up a candidate.

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