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Vol 52 No 17

Published 26th August 2011

Fonseca’s win tests nerves

For the first time in 20 years, the President and Prime Minister are from different parties

The victory of Jorge Carlos Fonseca over Manuel Inocêncio Sousa in the presidential run-off on 21 August with 54% of the vote will test the political nerves of both their parties. Presidential candidates may not be formal members of political parties. So Fonseca is supported by the Movimento para a Democracia (MPD) and Sousa by the Partido Africano de Independência de Cabo Verde (PAICV).

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