Social Democratic Party (Cape Verde)

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The Social Democratic Party (Portuguese: Partido Social Democrático, PSD) is a political party in Cape Verde.


The PSD was established by João Alem in 1992 as a split from the Democratic and Independent Cape Verdean Union (UCID).[1] In the 1995 parliamentary elections it received only 1,030 votes (0.7%), failing to win a seat.[2]

The 2001 elections saw the party receive just 620 votes (0.5%). Its vote share fell to 0.4% in the 2006 elections and 0.2% in the 2011 elections.[2]


  1. ^ Richard A Lobban Jr & Paul Khalil Saucier (2007) Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cape Verde, Scarecrow Press, p181
  2. ^ a b Elections in Cape Verde African Elections Database