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
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Aristides Pereira
Formation 8 July 1975
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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]

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Republic of Cape Verde
(Republica de Cabo Verde)
8 July 1975 to January 1981 Aristide Pereira detail DF-SC-84-10021.jpg Aristides Maria Pereira, President PAIGC  
January 1981 to 22 March 1991 PAICV  
22 March 1991 to 22 March 2001 Voa african presidents 23sep05.jpg António Mascarenhas Monteiro, President MpD  
22 March 2001 to 9 September 2011 Pedro Verona Rodrigues Pires.jpg Pedro Verona Rodrigues Pires, President PAICV  
9 September 2011 to Present Jorge Carlos Fonseca.jpg Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, President MpD  


PAIGC     Partido Africano da Independência de Guiné e Cabo Verde
            (African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde)
PAICV     Partido Africano da Independência de Cabo Verde
            (African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde)
MpD     Movimento para a Democracia
            (Movement for Democracy)
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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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