Fernando Pereira (major)

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Fernando Pereira
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

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]


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