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CAPE VERDE

The Prime Minister is the head of the government and as such proposes other ministers and secretaries of state. Members of the National Assembly are elected by popular vote for 5-year terms; the most recent elections were held in 1995. The Prime Minister is nominated by the National Assembly and appointed by the President. The President is the head of state and is elected by popular vote for a 5-year term; the most recent elections were held in February 1996.

The judicial system is comprised of a Supreme Court of Justice--whose members are appointed by the President, the National Assembly, and the Superior Board of the Magistrature--and regional courts. Separate courts hear civil and criminal cases. Appeal to the Supreme Court is possible.
CURRENT GOVERNMENT
President Mascarenhas, Monteiro, Antonio
Prime Minister Veiga, Carlos Wahnon
Dep. Prime Min. do Rosario, Antonio Gualberto
Min. of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers Dias, Orlando
Min. of Agriculture, Food, Environment, & Food Safety Monteiro, Jose Antonio Pinto
Min. of Culture Delgado, Antonio Jorge
Min. of Defense Fernandes, Ulpio Napoleao
Min. of Economic Coordination do Rosario, Antonio Gualberto
Min. of Education, Science, Youth, & Sport Fernandes, Antonio Joaquim Rocha
Min. of Employment, Training, & Social Integration Ferreira, Orlanda Maria Duarte Santos
Min. of Finance Silva, Jose Ulysses Correia
Min. of Foreign Affairs & Communities Soares, Rui Alberto
Min. of Health Medina, Joao Baptista
Min. of Infrastructure & Housing Fernandes, Antonio Joaquim Rocha
Min. of Justice & Internal Administration Moreira, Januaria
Min. of Tourism, Transport, & Sea Semedo, Maria Helena
Min. of Trade, Industry, & Energy Monteiro, Alexandre Dias
Sec. of State for Cape Verdeans Abroad Vicente, Marly de Menezes Barbosa
Sec. of State for Fight Against Poverty Silva, Manuela Teresa Gomes
Sec. of State for Decentralization Almeida, Cesar Augusto Barbosa
Adjunct Sec. of State to the Minister of Finance ,
Sec. of State for Public Administration Almeida, Ana Paula
Governor, Central Bank Correia, Olavo Avelino Garcia
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Monteiro, Jose Luis Leao
Ambassador to the US Lopes, Amilcar Spencer