List of Presidents of Cape Verde

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President of the
Republic of Cape Verde
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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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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Cape Verde

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


Political parties

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

Portrait Name
Term of Office[1] Political Party
Aristide Pereira detail DF-SC-84-10021.jpg Aristides Pereira
8 July 1975 January 1981 PAIGC
January 1981 22 March 1991 PAICV
António Mascarenhas Monteiro crop.jpg António Mascarenhas Monteiro
22 March 1991 22 March 2001 MpD
Pedro Verona Rodrigues Pires.jpg Pedro Pires
22 March 2001 9 September 2011 PAICV
Jorge Carlos Fonseca 2014.png Jorge Carlos Fonseca
9 September 2011 Incumbent MpD


  1. ^ Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office.

Latest election[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Jorge Carlos Fonseca Movement for Democracy 91,320 74.0
Albertino Graça Independent 27,866 22.6
Joaquim Monteiro Independent 4,228 3.4
Invalid/blank votes
Total 123,414 100
Registered voters/turnout 347,622 36

See also[edit]

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