Fernando Pereira (major)

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Fernando Pereira
6th President of São Tomé and Príncipe
In office
16 July 2003 – 23 July 2003
Preceded by Fradique de Menezes
Succeeded by Fradique de Menezes
Personal details
Born 1963
Nationality Santomean
Political party Military Junta
Religion Roman Catholic

Fernando "Cobo" Pereira (born 1963) is a major in the military of São Tomé and Príncipe.

July 16, 2003[edit]

He led a coup against the elected government of Fradique de Menezes on July 16, 2003, while the latter was out of the country. He relinquished power a week later as part of an agreement.[1]


Pereira "is of mixed Cape Verdian and Angolan descent."[2]

He is the father of ten children.[2]


  1. ^ "Coup leaders hand power back to civilian president", IRIN, July 23, 2003.
  2. ^ a b Gerhard Seibert. "The Bloodless Coup of July 16 in São Tomé e Príncipe." Centro de Estudos Africanos e Asiáticos - Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical (Lisbon). Retrieved on October 30, 2007

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