Cape Verde is a 1 hour 20 minute flight by air 717 km from Senegal. This Sunday, Cape Verdeans will vote to elect the President of the Republic. According to their law, the legislative vote is very important because the head of state has the role of arbitrator above all else. He appoints the Prime Minister according to the results of the Assembly elections.
Carlos Vega of the Movement for Democracy (MPD, center-right) and Jose Maria Niews (PAICV, Socialist) of the African Party for Freedom seem to be favorites in this election.
Nearly 400,000 voters are invited to vote with 51% women and 49% men. One of the challenges is voting, because during the last 2016 presidential election, the turnout rate reached 64.5%.
Democracy has become a rule in this small Portuguese-speaking country. The questions of the plot and the 3rd Order are resolved. Responding to a question from the RFI’s special envoy, sociologist Roselma Evora said, “We are a small archipelago. Some of us. We have a tradition of civilian governments. We also have a constitutional framework for the separation of powers. We have a parliamentary system here … ”
As a reminder, Cabo Verde or Cape Verde is a tropical volcanic archipelago of ten islands in the Atlantic Ocean. In 2019 in Cape Verde, cocaine seizures exceeded 11 tons, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs. These seizures clearly demonstrate that the country is effectively fighting trafficking.