List of heads of government of São Tomé and Príncipe

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Prime Minister of the
Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
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Incumbent
Gabriel Costa

since 12 December 2012
Appointer Manuel Pinto da Costa,
as President of São Tomé and Príncipe
Inaugural holder Leonel Mário d'Alva
Formation 21 December 1974
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
São Tomé and Príncipe

Prime Ministers of São Tomé and Príncipe (1974–Present)[edit]

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe Autonomy
21 December 1974 to 12 July 1975 Leonel Mário d'Alva, Prime Minister MLSTP
Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe Independence from Portugal
(República Democrática de São Tomé e Príncipe)
12 July 1975 to 9 April 1979 Miguel Trovoada, Prime Minister MLSTP
9 April 1979 to 8 January 1988 Post abolished
8 January 1988 to 7 February 1991 Celestino Rocha da Costa, Prime Minister MLSTP
7 February 1991 to 16 May 1992 Daniel Daio, Prime Minister n-p
16 May 1992 to 2 July 1994 Norberto Costa Alegre, Prime Minister PCD-GR
7 July 1994 to 25 October 1994 Evaristo Carvalho, Prime Minister ADI
25 October 1994 to 31 December 1995 Carlos da Graça, Prime Minister MLSTP/PSD Briefly interrupted during the 15–21 August 1995 coup d'état
31 December 1995 to 19 November 1996 Armindo Vaz d'Almeida, Prime Minister MLSTP/PSD
19 November 1996 to 5 January 1999 Raul Bragança Neto, Prime Minister MLSTP/PSD
5 January 1999 to 26 September 2001 Guilherme Posser da Costa, Prime Minister MLSTP/PSD
26 September 2001 to 28 March 2002 Evaristo Carvalho, Prime Minister ADI
28 March 2002 to 7 October 2002 Gabriel Costa, Prime Minister MLSTP/PSD 1st Term
7 October 2002 to 18 September 2004 Maria das Neves, Prime Minister MLSTP/PSD ♀; Briefly interrupted during the 16–23 July 2003 coup d'état
18 September 2004 to 8 June 2005 Damião Vaz d'Almeida, Prime Minister MLSTP/PSD
8 June 2005 to 21 April 2006 Maria do Carmo Silveira, Prime Minister MLSTP/PSD
21 April 2006 to 14 February 2008 Tomé Vera Cruz, Prime Minister MDFM-PL
14 February 2008 to 22 June 2008 Patrice Trovoada in 2012 - cropped version.jpg Patrice Trovoada, Prime Minister ADI 1st Term
22 June 2008 to 14 August 2010 Joaquim Rafael Branco, Prime Minister MLSTP/PSD
14 August 2010 to 12 December 2012 Patrice Trovoada in 2012 - cropped version.jpg Patrice Trovoada, Prime Minister ADI 2nd Term
12 December 2012 to Present Gabriel Costa, Prime Minister MLSTP/PSD 2nd Term

Affiliations[edit]


ADI Acçao Democrática Independente
(Independent Democratic Action) centrist
MDFM-PL Movimento Democrático das Forças de Mudança-Partido Liberal
(Force for Change Democratic Movement-Liberal Party)
MLSTP Movimento de Libertação de São Tomé e Príncipe
(Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé and Príncipe) socialist, only legal party 1975-1990
MLSTP/PSD Movimento de Libertação de São Tomé e Príncipe-Partido Social Democrata
(Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé and Príncipe/Social Democratic Party) left-wing, successor to the MLSTP
PCD-GR Partido de Convergencia Democratica-Grupo de Reflexão
(Democratic Convergence Party-Reflection Group) moderate left of center
n-p non-partisan
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