Cape Verdeans vote here in island elections

Area's Cape Verdeans go to polls
By LAUREN DALEY, Standard-Times staff writer

Cape Verdeans votong in New BedfordNative Cape Verdeans living in the region headed to the polls yesterday to elect a new Parliament in advance of presidential elections next month.

In the DAVID W. OLIVEIRA/Standard-Times photo Manuel Pina, right, casts his ballot for Cape Verdean president during polling at the Cape Verdean Veterans Hall yesterday as Eduardo Baptista looks on.

Just as American support was sharply divided between George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry during the 2004 election, Cape Verdean voters yesterday had strong and varying opinions regarding which presidential candidate and political party would best lead their native republic...

Outside of Europe, Massachusetts has the greatest population of Cape Verdeans -- 7,876.
New Bedford and Cape Cod account for 536 Cape Verdean voters, according to their government's figures... Read the rest of this Standard-Times story here, and comment below.

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