The March 2016 parliamentary elections led to a shift in power in the Cabo Verde. According to thesciencetutor, the ruling PAICV of Cabo Verde 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.
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|Land area||4,033 km²|
|Population density (per km²）||144.6|
|Income per capita||$ 7,000|
|Currency||Cape Verde Escudo|
|ISO 3166 code||CV|
|Time zone UTC||– 1|
|Geographic coordinates||16 00 N, 24 00 W.|
According to Countryaah data, President Fonseca reclaimed the October 2016 election by 74.1% of the vote against independent Albertino Graça, who gained 22.5%. PAICV was unable to post a candidate after the March election defeat.