Joseph Maria According to provisional results, Neves received 51.5% of the vote on Sunday.
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The candidate of the Historical Left Party in Cape Verde won the presidential election. Former Prime Minister Jose Maria Nietzsche was elected in the first round of the archipelago on Sunday, October 17, which is said to be an example of democratic victory in West Africa, according to provisional results published on the official website. The 61-year-old, a member of the African Party for Freedom (PAICV) for Cape Verde and head of government from 2001 to 2016, received 51.5% of the vote, with an absolute majority of 97% of the vote to be elected in the first round.
He is far ahead of the movement for democracy (MPD, center-right, majority in parliament) Carlos Vega. Carlos Weiga, 71, another former prime minister from 1991 to 2000, received 42.6% of the vote, according to the same results. Excluding 51.7% of those registered in this election.
Carlos admitted his defeat in front of the Vigo televisions and congratulated his opponent. These results have not yet been verified by the Election Commission. If they have, it’s a coexistence that promises to be Cape Verde’s leader. Cape Verde defeated PAICV (30 seats out of 72) on April 18 by an absolute majority of Prime Minister Ulysses Correa e Silva (38 seats).
The domain of the President is restricted in the country. Cape Verde has a semi-parliamentary government that is proud of its prime minister, government and parliament.