List of presidents of Guinea-Bissau

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President of the
Republic of Guinea-Bissau
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Umaro Sissoco Embaló

since 27 February 2020
Residence Presidential Palace, Bissau
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Luís Cabral
Formation24 September 1973
Salary3,000,000 CFA francs annually [1]

The following is a list of presidents of Guinea-Bissau , since the establishment of the office of President in 1973.


Presidents of Guinea-Bissau (1973–present)

No.PresidentTook officeLeft officeTime in officePartyElection
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Cabral, Luís Luís Cabral
Chairman of the Council of State [lower-alpha 1] [lower-alpha 2]
24 September 197314 November 19807 years, 51 days PAIGC 1976–77
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Vieira, João João Bernardo Vieira
Chairman of the Council of the Revolution
14 November 198014 May 19843 years, 182 days PAIGC
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Pereira, Carmen Carmen Pereira
14 May 198416 May 19842 days PAIGC
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Vieira, João João Bernardo Vieira
Chairman of the Council of the Revolution [lower-alpha 3] [lower-alpha 4]
16 May 19847 May 199914 years, 356 days PAIGC 1984
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Mané, Ansumane Brigadier general
Ansumane Mané
(c. 1940–2000)
Chairman of the Supreme Command of the Military Junta
7 May 199914 May 19997 days FARP
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Sanhá, Malam Malam Bacai Sanhá
14 May 199917 February 2000279 days PAIGC
Ialá, Kumba Kumba Ialá
[lower-alpha 5]
17 February 200014 September 20033 years, 209 days PRS 1999–2000
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Seabra, Veríssimo General
Veríssimo Correia Seabra
Chairman of the Military Committee for the Restoration of Constitutional and Democratic Order
14 September 200328 September 200314 days FARP
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Rosa, Henrique Henrique Rosa
28 September 20031 October 20052 years, 3 days Independent
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Vieira, João João Bernardo Vieira
1 October 20052 March 2009 3 years, 152 days Independent 2005
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Pereira, Raimundo Raimundo Pereira
(born 1955)
3 March 20098 September 2009189 days PAIGC
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Sanhá, Malam Malam Bacai Sanhá
8 September 20099 January 2012 2 years, 122 days PAIGC 2009
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Pereira, Raimundo Raimundo Pereira
(born 1955)
[lower-alpha 6]
9 January 201212 April 201294 days PAIGC
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Kuruma, Mamadu Major general
Mamadu Ture Kuruma
(born 1947)
Chairman of the Military Command
12 April 201211 May 201229 days FARP
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Nhamadjo, Manuel Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo
11 May 201223 June 20142 years, 43 days Independent
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Vaz, José José Mário Vaz
(born 1957)
23 June 201427 February 20205 years, 249 days Independent 2014
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Umaro Sissoco Embaló
(born 1972)
27 February 2020Incumbent19 days Madem G15 2019


  1. In exile in Conakry, Guinea until 19 October 1974.
  2. Deposed in the 1980 coup d'état.
  3. Until 29 September 1994.
  4. Deposed in the Guinea-Bissau Civil War.
  5. Deposed in the 2003 coup d'état.
  6. Deposed in the 2012 coup d'état.

Latest election

CandidatePartyFirst roundSecond round
Domingos Simões Pereira PAIGC 222,87040.13254,46846.45
Umaro Sissoco Embaló Madem G15 153,53027.65293,35953.55
Nuno Gomes Nabiam Assembly of the People United 73,06313.16
José Mário Vaz Independent68,93312.41
Carlos Gomes Júnior Independent14,7662.66
Baciro Djá Patriotic Front of National Salvation7,1261.28
Vicente Fernandes Democratic Convergence Party 4,2500.76
Mamadú Iaia Djaló New Democracy Party 2,8130.51
Idrissa Djaló National Unity Party 2,5690.46
Mutaro Intai Djabi Independent2,3850.43
Gabriel Fernando Indi United Social Democratic Party 1,9820.36
António Afonso Té Republican Party for Independence and Development 1,0610.19
Invalid/blank votes11,1255,694
Registered voters/turnout761,67674.37761,67672.67
Source: CNE, CNE

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