The March 2016 parliamentary elections led to a shift in
power in the country. The ruling PAICV went back 9 seats and
had to settle for 29, while the Liberal Party Movimento para
Democracia (MpD) went 8 seats up to 40. This gave it the
absolute majority in the 92-seat parliament. New prime
minister became MPP chairman Ulisses Correia e Silva.
President Fonseca reclaimed the October 2016 election by
74.1% of the vote against independent Albertino Graša, who
gained 22.5%. PAICV was unable to post a candidate after the
March election defeat.