Jorge Carlos Fonseca, president of the Republic of Cape Verde, advocates a regionalization adapted to the specific and concrete reality of each geographical area.
"I think regionalization, regardless of the model, should not be the same throughout the country," the Cape Verdean president told Inforpress at the end of a visit to Ilha Brava.
While considering that it is too early to give his opinion on the regionalization diploma approved in the Cape Verdean parliament on October 26th, Jorge Carlos Fonseca defended an effort to adapt, whatever model is adopted, "to the specific and concrete reality of each geographical area, taking into account the level of development, population size, level of resources they have."
Generally approved, the proposal of regionalization, presented by the party that supports the Government, the MoP, will now be discussed in the specialty.
The approval of the diploma took place not only with the votes of the MOP members but also with the support of two opposition MPs, Filomena Martins and Odailson Bandeira from the PAICV. In addition, four other PAICV Members left the Assembly at the time of the vote.
And if the two political forces have already argued in different directions as far as regionalization is concerned, once the proposal has been approved, the issue provokes even more malaise between the two most voted political forces in the archipelago.
In fact, the National Political Commission of the PAICV has already regretted and repudiated what happened at the session on October 26. Through a press release quoted by e-Global, the Commission stated that "none of the Members who voted in favor and left the Chamber asked for the right to vote on this matter."