List of presidents of Cape Verde

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President of the
Republic of Cape Verde
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2019-05-06 Empfang Jorge Carlos Fonseca-1190.jpg
Incumbent
Jorge Carlos Fonseca

since 9 September 2011
Residence Presidential Palace, Praia
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Aristides Pereira
Formation8 July 1975

The following is a list of presidents of Cape Verde , since the establishment of the office of president in 1975.

Contents

List of officeholders

No.PortraitName
(Birth–Death)
ElectedTerm of officePolitical party
Took officeLeft officeTime in office
1 Aristide Pereira detail DF-SC-84-10021.jpg Aristides Pereira
(1923–2011)
8 July 197522 March 199115 years, 257 days PAIGC
(until 1981 [1] )
PAICV
(from 1981 [1] )
2 Antonio Mascarenhas Monteiro crop.jpg António Mascarenhas Monteiro
(1944–2016)
1991
1996
22 March 199122 March 200110 years MpD
3 Pedro Verona Rodrigues Pires.jpg Pedro Pires
(born 1934)
2001
2006
22 March 20019 September 201110 years, 171 days PAICV
4 Jorge Carlos Fonseca 2014.png Jorge Carlos Fonseca
(born 1950)
2011
2016
9 September 2011Incumbent8 years, 160 days MpD

Latest election

CandidatePartyVotes%
Jorge Carlos Fonseca Movement for Democracy 91,32074.0
Albertino Graça Independent 27,86622.6
Joaquim Monteiro Independent 4,2283.4
Invalid/blank votes
Total123,414100
Registered voters/turnout347,62236
Source: Sapo.cv

See also

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References

  1. 1 2 Political Parties of the World (6th edition, 2005), ed. Bogdan Szajkowski, page 113.