Cabo Verde's Presidential Elections

Press Statement
John Kirby
Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
October 6, 2016


On behalf of the people of the United States, I applaud the people of Cabo Verde for their enthusiastic and peaceful participation in the recent presidential election. These successful elections reaffirm Cabo Verde’s standing as a model of democratic values and processes in Africa.

I wish to further congratulate Cabo Verdean President Jorge Carlos Fonseca on his reelection. The United States looks forward to continue working with the government and the people of Cabo Verde in support of Cabo Verde’s prosperity through good governance, improved health and access to energy, as well as in the fight against common threats, including transnational crime and terrorism.