President Fonseca of Cape Verde wins bid for second term

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President Jorge Carlos Fonseca of Cape Verde has been re-elected for a second term.

According to provisional results, Mr Fonseca polled 73% of the vote, winning a landslide victory in the first round.

The 66-year-old was up against two independent candidates, Albertino Graça and Joaquim Monteiro.

Cape Verde is now used to peaceful elections.

As a testament to that peaceful tradition, former President Pedro Pires was awarded the Mo Ibrahim Prize for good governance after he left office in 2010.

President Jorge Carlos Fonseca of Cabo Verde
President Fonseca is largely an honorary head of state with executive power lying with his prime minister

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