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Rep. Bass Issues Statement Following Presidential Elections In Cabo Verde

October 18, 2021
Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement:

"I congratulate the people and government of Cabo Verde on conducting and participating in free, fair and transparent elections yesterday that resulted in the country’s fourth peaceful transfer of power.  This track record is to be commended and noted in a time when democratic principles are being challenged across the continent and the world. I wish President-elect Jose Maria great success and look forward to deepening the collaboration between our two countries, particularly in the fight against COVID-19 and increasing investment and trade."