Gabriel Costa

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Gabriel Costa
Gabriel Arcanjo Ferreira da Costa 2014.jpg
Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe
In office
12 December 2012 – 25 November 2014
President Manuel Pinto da Costa
Preceded by Patrice Trovoada
Succeeded by Patrice Trovoada
In office
28 March 2002 – 7 October 2002
President Fradique de Menezes
Preceded by Evaristo Carvalho
Succeeded by Maria das Neves
Personal details
Born 1954 (age 60–61)
Political party Union of Democrats for Citizenship and Development

Gabriel Arcanjo Ferreira da Costa (born 1954) is a Santoméan politician who was Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe from 12 December 2012 to 25 November 2014. He previously served as Prime Minister briefly in 2002.

Prime Minister[edit]

Costa was Ambassador to Portugal from 2000 to 2002.[1] He was appointed as Prime Minister to lead a coalition government in April 2002.[2] However, he was sacked from that post on 27 September 2002 by President Fradique de Menezes after army unrest over two controversial promotions.[3]

On 3 December 2012, he was again appointed as Prime Minister by President Manuel Pinto da Costa, following the dismissal of Patrice Trovoada, who had lost his parliamentary majority.[1]

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Evaristo Carvalho
Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe
2002
Succeeded by
Maria das Neves
Preceded by
Patrice Trovoada
Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe
2012–2014
Succeeded by
Patrice Trovoada