Cape Verde’s President Jorge Carlos Fonseca wins “historic” re-election with results on Monday showing Fonseca taking 74% of the vote, according to the latest provisional results which cover 90% of the ballots cast.  Independent candidates, Albertino Graca took 23% and Joaquim Monteiro took just under 4% of the votes.

Fonseca swept the vote on all nine of Cape Verde’s inhabited islands and including important diaspora contingent from outside the country. He is set to serve another 5 year term as the President of Cabo Verde. Fonseca’s liberal party, MpD (Movement For Democracy), has won majority of the Mayoral elections of the 22 municipals earlier this year. Some 314,000 island residents and 47,000 citizens living abroad were registered to vote.