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M.p.D. party (Cabo Verde)

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Movimento para a Democracia
(= Movement for Democracy)

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MpD flag
image by Ivan Sache, 22 Dec 2016


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About the party

The MpD party is one of the two biggest political parties in Cape Verde (the other is P.A.I.C.V.).
Cláudio Alexandre Duarte, 6 May 2004

The MpD, a liberal, right-of-center party, was founded on 14 March 1990 following the establishment of multipartism in Cape Verde. The party won the 1991 elections and remained the governing party until 2001, the MpD leader António Mascarenhas Monteiro being President of the Republic in the same period. In 2001, the MpD was defeated by its traditional rival, the PAICV, in the legislative and presidential elections, and has been since then the main opposition party.
Ivan Sache, 13 Apr 2009

According to the English Wikipedia article, the much less successful P.C.D. was created from an M.p.D. split in 1994.
António Martins, 22 Dec 2016

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About the flag

The flag of MpD, as shown transiently on the party’s website, and more clearly on a photo published by newspaper Liberal, 24 December 2008, is vertically divided white-dark green with the party’s emblem (without the "MPD" acronym) in the white part. The flag has a thin vertical dark green stripe along the hoist.
Ivan Sache, 13 Apr 2009

The official M.p.D. flag is still in official use as can be attested for 2013 (see context), and 2015 (see context).
António Martins, 22 Dec 2016

In the 2016 municipal elections official infogram M.p.D.’s color is dark green.
António Martins, 22 Dec 2016

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Party logo

The emblem of MpD is prescribed in the party’s statutes, last revised in October 2006:

Article 1
(Denomination, acronym and symbol)

»…«
The symbol of the party is made of four fan blades, three green and one white, place on a black circle and surmonted by the acronym "MPD", as shown on the model that is attached to these statutes and full part of them, as approved by all the members of the Convention’s Board.
Ivan Sache, 13 Apr 2009

The official rendition of the logo is available at the official Electoral Commission website and at the party’s weblog, used i.a. to illustrate the party statues (former official url for a pdf version of the statues is now defunct).
António Martins, 22 Dec 2016

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Other versions

There are several unofficial M.p.D. flags.
António Martins, 22 Dec 2016

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Red flags

MpD flag
image by António Martins, 22 Dec 2016

While M.p.D.’s official color is green, red have been growingly associated with this party, at least since the (unsuccessful) 2006 presidential bid of Carlos Veiga. Red flags with the party logo could be seen in 2012, during the the parlamentary elections (which the M.p.D. did won), and in the Sept. 2016 local elections campaign.
António Martins, 22 Dec 2016

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Green logo on black disc on white flag

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. 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 within the circle.
Cláudio Alexandre Duarte, 6 May 2004

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Logo and name on white flag

Here’s another white flag (see context), this time with the party logo and name, used in the April 2016 parliament elections.
António Martins, 22 Dec 2016

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Four-color logo

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

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Carlos Veiga 2006 presidential bid

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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 10 yellow stripes superimposed on the white stripe. (The website was still available [on 2006.11] 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

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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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