Official speeches in Parliament are given in Portuguese. Discussions, especially heated ones, might switch from Portuguese to Cape Verdean Creole of Santiago. Cape Verdean Creole of São Vicente might be used if the deputies are from São Vicente but its use is limited (accomodation processes and identity markers are at stake in these situations). However, the use of Cape Verdean Creole in general is widespread among the deputies outside the main Parliament room (i.e. in corridors, cafeteria etc.).