List of heads of state of Cape Verde

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President of the
Republic of Cape Verde
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Jorge Carlos Fonseca.jpg
Jorge Carlos Fonseca

since 9 September 2011
Residence Palácio Presidencial, Praia
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Aristides Pereira
Formation 8 July 1975
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Cape Verde

The following is a list of heads of state of Cape Verde, since the establishment of the office of President in 1975.

Presidents of Cape Verde (1975–present)[edit]

      African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC)
      African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde (PAICV)
      Movement for Democracy (MpD)

Portrait Name
Term of Office Party
1 Aristide Pereira detail DF-SC-84-10021.jpg Aristides Pereira
8 July 1975 January 1981 PAIGC
(1) January 1981 22 March 1991 PAICV
2 Voa african presidents 23sep05.jpg António Monteiro
22 March 1991 22 March 2001 MpD
3 Pedro Verona Rodrigues Pires.jpg Pedro Pires
22 March 2001 9 September 2011 PAICV
4 Jorge Carlos Fonseca.jpg Jorge Carlos Fonseca
9 September 2011 Incumbent MpD


Latest election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 7 August and 21 August 2011 Cape Verdean presidential election results
Candidates (parties) 1st round 2nd round
Votes % Votes %
Jorge Carlos Fonseca (Movement for Democracy) 60,887 37.79% 97,735 54.26%
Manuel Inocêncio Sousa (African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde) 52,612 32.66% 82,379 45.74%
Aristides Lima (independent) 44,648 27.71%  
Joaquim Jaime Monteiro (independent) 2,958 1.84%
Total (turnout 53.5%/59.9%) 161,105 100.00 180,114 100.00
Source: National Electoral Commission

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