Labour and Solidarity Party

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The Labour and Solidarity Party (Portuguese: Partido de Trabalho e Solidariedade, PTS) is a political party in São Vicente, Cape Verde led by Aníbal Medina.


The party was founded by Onésimo Silveira in November 1998.[1] In the buildup to the January 2001 parliamentary elections the party joined the Democratic Alliance for Change (ADM), a coalition including the Democratic and Independent Cape Verdean Union (UCID) and the Democratic Convergence Party (PCD). The alliance received 6% of the vote, winning two seats in the National Assembly.[2] In the presidential elections a month later, ADM candidate Jorge Carlos Fonseca finished third of the four candidates with 3% of the vote.

In the 2004 local elections the party received 11% of the vote in São Vicente, winning one seat on the Municipal Council and two seats in the Municipal Assembly.[3] The PTS did not contest the 2006 parliamentary elections, but ran in the 2011 elections. It received only 1,040 votes (0.5%), failing to win a seat.


  1. ^ Tor Sellström (1999) Sweden and National Liberation in Southern Africa Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, p63
  2. ^ Richard A Lobban Jr & Paul Khalil Saucier (2007) Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cape Verde, Scarecrow Press, p230
  3. ^ 21 March 2004 Local Elections in Cape Verde African Elections Database