Cabo Verde is a stable democracy with competitive elections and periodic transfers of power between rival parties. Civil liberties are generally protected, but access to justice is impaired by an overburdened court system, and crime remains a concern. Other outstanding problems include persistent inequities for women and migrant workers.
Freedom in the World — Cabo Verde Country Report
Cabo Verde is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.