List of Presidents of Guinea-Bissau

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President of the
Republic of Guinea-Bissau
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Incumbent
José Mário Vaz

since 23 June 2014
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Luís Cabral
Formation 24 September 1973
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Presidents of Guinea-Bissau (1973–Present)[edit]

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
State of Guinea-Bissau Unilateral Declaration of Independence from Portugal
24 September 1973 to 10 September 1974 Luis Cabral.jpg Luís Cabral, Chairman of the Council of State PAIGC In exile in Conakry, Guinea
State of Guinea-Bissau Independence recognized by Portugal
10 September 1974 to 13 March 1977 Luis Cabral.jpg Luís Cabral, Chairman of the Council of State PAIGC Arrived in Bissau on 19 October 1974
Republic of Guinea-Bissau
(República da Guiné-Bissau)
13 March 1977 to 14 November 1980 Luis Cabral.jpg Luís Cabral, Chairman of the Council of State PAIGC Deposed in a coup d'état
14 November 1980 to 14 May 1984 João Bernardo Vieira.jpg João Bernardo Vieira, Chairman of the Council of the Revolution PAIGC/Mil 1st Term
14 May 1984 to 16 May 1984 Carmen Pereira, Acting President PAIGC
16 May 1984 to 29 September 1994 João Bernardo Vieira.jpg João Bernardo Vieira, Chairman of the Council of State PAIGC 2nd Term; Deposed in the Guinea-Bissau Civil War
29 September 1994 to 7 May 1999 João Bernardo Vieira, President
7 May 1999 to 14 May 1999 Ansumane Mané, Chairman of the Supreme Command of the Military Junta Mil  
14 May 1999 to 17 February 2000 Malam Bacai Sanhá.jpg Malam Bacai Sanhá, Acting President PAIGC 1st Term
17 February 2000 to 14 September 2003 Koumbayala.jpg Kumba Ialá, President PRS Deposed in a coup d'état
14 September 2003 to 28 September 2003 Veríssimo Correia Seabra, Chairman of the Military Committee for the Restoration of Constitutional and Democratic Order Mil  
28 September 2003 to 1 October 2005 Henrique Rosa 2005.jpg Henrique Rosa, Acting President n-p  
1 October 2005 to 2 March 2009 João Bernardo Vieira.jpg João Bernardo Vieira, President n-p 3rd Term; Assassinated
3 March 2009 to 8 September 2009 Guinea Bissaus interim President Raimundo Pereira (cropped).jpg Raimundo Pereira, Acting President PAIGC 1st Term
8 September 2009 to 9 January 2012 Malam Bacai Sanhá.jpg Malam Bacai Sanhá, President PAIGC 2nd Term; Died in office
9 January 2012 to 12 April 2012 Guinea Bissaus interim President Raimundo Pereira (cropped).jpg Raimundo Pereira, Acting President PAIGC 2nd Term; Deposed in a coup d'état
12 April 2012 to 11 May 2012 Mamadu Ture Kuruma, Chairman of the Military Command Mil
11 May 2012 to 23 June 2014 Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo, Acting President n-p
23 June 2014 to Present José Mário Vaz, President PAIGC

Affiliations[edit]


PAIGC Partido Africano da Independência de Guiné e Cabo Verde
(African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde)    marxist, only legal party 1974-1991, to 1980 pro-union with Cape Verde
PRS Partido para a Renovaçao Social
(Party for Social Renewal)    progressive
Mil Military
n-p non-partisan
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Latest election[edit]

Template:Guinea-Bissau presidential election, 2014

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