Gabriel Costa

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Gabriel Costa
Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe
Assumed office
12 December 2012
President Manuel Pinto da Costa
Preceded 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 59–60)
Political party Social Democratic Party

Gabriel Arcanjo Ferreira da Costa (born 1954) is a Santoméan politician who has been Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe since December 2012. 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]


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