Praia, Jul 13 (Inforpress) – The draft law that regulates the Special Administrative Statute of the Capital of Cabo Verde was voted down in Parliament, having received votes against and in favor from both opposition MPs and those who support the Government.
The bill had 39 votes in general, 35 from the Movement for Democracy (MpD, ruling party) and four from the African Independence Party of Cabo Verde (PAICV, opposition party), which also voted 21 abstentions.
Six MPs voted against the proposal, three from the Independent and Democratic Cabo Verdean Union (UCID, opposition party), two from the PAICV and one from the MpD. With these voting numbers, the proposal was rejected because there was no absolute majority for its approval.
In their explanation of vote, the MpD parliamentary leader, Joana Rosa, who rejoiced with some votes in favor from the PAICV’s MPs, stated that some MPs from this party have always failed the country’s major reforms. According to her, the Government’s policy it is “integrating and decentralizing”, pointing out that from Santo Antão to Brava the municipalities have more resources and more development, despite three years of drought.
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