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São Tomé and Príncipe: Electoral Crisis Reveals Institutions' Fragility

CARLOS VILA NOVA (CVN) is the competitor for the second round (now probably taking place on 29.AUG), who will have “most benefited” from the electoral crisis and its developments (in which intervened less ADI, the party that supports him), taking into account that in its "center", the presence of the MLSTP/PSD and the PCD/GR.
The ADI, the party that supports CVN, was more discreet throughout the crisis, even engaging in actions of appeasement and goodwill, with which it could capitalize on popular support, due to the anxiety created in the population by its dragging. READ MORE