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UCID party (Cabo Verde)

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União Cabo-verdiana Independente e Democrática
(= Democratic and Independent Caboverdean Union)

UCID flag image by António Martins, 22 December 2016

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About the party

The UCID - União Cabo-verdiana Independente e Democrática (Democratic and Independent Caboverdean Union) is a right wing, christian democratic political party in Cabo Verde. It was created in 1977, shortly after independence in 1975 and long before the democratization of the country in 1990, by citizens abroad, and was mainly popular among the Caboverdean diaspora (this meaning mostly Lisbon; Rotterdam and New York much less so). It was part of the A.D.M. party coalition while it lasted in the early 2000s. It holds two seats in the national parliament and has been (very) slowly improving in its electoral results.
António Martins, 22 December 2016

According to the English Wikipedia article, the even less successful P.S.D. was created in 1992 from an UCID fraction.
António Martins, 22 DDecember ec 2016

In the 2016 elections, of all lesser parties with national-level aspirations, and well below M.p.D. and P.A.I.C.V., only the UCID managed to elect any municipal parliament seats (8 out of 342, all told), and only run candidate lists in 5 municipalities (out of 22): Paul, Ribeira Grande (1 seat elected), São Vicente (6 seats elected), Sal (1 seat elected), and Praia.
António Martins, 22 December 2016

About the flag

The party flag is a simplification of its logo, on a ~2:3 white background, the disc and arrows with no black contour lines, no dots in the initials and no fully spelled party name, islands in buff/tan color, and the green arrows matching the flag field’s hemidiagonals and apothemas — see example of use in 2015.
António Martins, 22 December 2016

The party colors are green and blue, according to the Portuguese language version of Wikipedia but the 2016 municipal elections official infogram uses darker blue.
António Martins, 22 December 2016

Party logo

The party logo (see at the defunct party site and also at the official electoral results site) shows a blue disc with its initialism in white letters and a green map of the country (10 islands scattered in their positions) with eight green pentagonal (headless) arrows at compass directions converging to it; along the lower edge of the disc, outside, the full name of the party in black capitals.
António Martins, 22 December 2016

Arrows converging to a disc is the main motif of the emblem of the Portuguese party of the same ideological area, C.D.S.-P.P..
António Martins, 22 December 2016