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Yearbook 2008

Cape Verde. Prior to the local elections in May, Cape Verde introduced for the first time a biometric voter register based on the fingerprints of voters who could be read in the polling stations. In the election, the opposition party Movimento Para a Democracia (Democracy Movement, MPA) strengthened its position ahead of the next parliamentary elections in 2011.

2008 Cabo Verde

After four years of negotiations, Cape Verde was admitted to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in May. According to Countryaah reports, Cabo Verde has a healthy and stable economy following African conditions with estimated growth in 2008 of about 7.7 percent, well above the African average. Tourism is an increasingly important source of income.

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