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Political flags of Cape Verde

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(Partido Africano da Independência de Cabo Verde)
African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde

PAICV flag
image by Thanh-Tâm Lê, 13 Mar 1999

This party arose from the common P.A.I.G.C. party from Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, that had a yellow over green flag with a red stripe at hoist, and from which where derived both the current flag of Guinea-Bissau and the previous flag of Cape Verde. I don’t know how old is this flag (I didn’t know it before), but I suspect it dates from the time when the P.A.I.C.V. abandoned marxism-leninism and became a western-type socialist party. The P.A.I.C.V., by the way, was formed when the confederation between Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde got split, leading to the split of the common P.A.I.G.C. party. In Guinea, the party kept the same name.
Jorge Candeias, 11 Mar 1999

The party emblem and flag are prescribed in the party statues, adopted during the VIIIth congress of PAICV, held in Praia on 20 September 1997. PAICV had been founded on 20 January 1981. The original text in Portuguese can be found at Here’s my translation attempt:

Article 3. Symbols.

Ivan Sache, 14 Dec 2001

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A person I met from Cape Verde commented about a flag which is a white ground and a circle in the middle of it; inside of the circle is some kind of leaves going around each other.
Ásta Einarsdóttir, 30 Mar 2000

I believe that it is the flag of the MpD Party, one of the two biggest political parties in Cape Verde (the other is P.A.I.C.V.). As far as I remember the MpD flag has a white field, a black circle centered in that field, and some kind of a green wind fan (3 or 4 leaves?) within the circle.
Cláudio Alexandre Duarte, 6 May 2004

The logo of M.P.D. shows on this photo, a four-sail wind wheel yellow, red, blue and green.
António Martins, 21 Nov 2006

Carlos Veiga 2006 presidential bid

National-flag-like logo

C.V. support flag
image exported by António Martins, 22 Nov 2006

During the February 2006 presidential elections in Cape Verde, (defeated) candidate Carlos Veiga used as his campaign logo a design loosely based on the national flag: a red panel with a white stripe below the middle with blue letters reading "Confiança" (Portuguese for "trust") and a ring of 11 yellow stripes superimposed on the white stripe. (The website is still available and shows this design in vectorial detail.) This was used as a makeshift campaign flag (made of plastic, printed on one side only, probably not meant to be used as flags). Examples in online photos: #qp210, #cc246, #vp246, #cm246, #cm246, #sa246 and #sa246.
António Martins, 21 Nov 2006

Full panel logo

C.V. support flag
image exported by António Martins, 22 Nov 2006

The complete panel (showing a map of the country) had the same flag-like use. Examples in online photos: #vp214, #vp225, #cm212, #bt300 and #bt308. More examples in online photos (both types): #vp217, #vp226, #vp234, #vp250, #cm269, #sa212, #sn241 and #bt290.
António Martins, 21 Nov 2006

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