PAICV wins election
African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde (PAICV) have won the general election which took place on Sunday 6th February 2011. The PAICV has been the governing party of Cape Verde for the past ten years.
Although the National Electoral Commission have not yet released the number of seats won by each party, Carlos Veiga, the leader of the opposition Movement for Democracy (MPD) accepted defeat.
Cape Verde has been praised for its democratic elections and this election was said to have been conducted in an open, free and fair way.
Cape Verde relies heavily on tourism and as a transport hub for its trade. It has little in the way of natural resources.