List of Presidents of São Tomé and Príncipe

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President of the
Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
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Evaristo Carvalho 2016.jpg
Incumbent
Evaristo Carvalho

since 3 September 2016
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Manuel Pinto da Costa
Formation 12 July 1975
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
São Tomé and Príncipe

The following is a list of Presidents of São Tomé and Príncipe, since the establishment of the office of President in 1975.

Key[edit]

Political parties
Other factions

Presidents of São Tomé and Príncipe (1975–present)[edit]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
1 Manuel Pinto da Costa.jpg Manuel Pinto da Costa
(1937–)
12 July 1975 4 March 1991 MLSTP/PSD
Noimage.png Leonel Mário d'Alva
(1935–)
Acting President
4 March 1991 3 April 1991 MLSTP/PSD
2 Noimage.png Miguel Trovoada
(1936–)
3 April 1991 15 August 1995[1] Independent /
ADI
Noimage.png Manuel Quintas de Almeida
(1957–2006)[2]
15 August 1995 21 August 1995 Military
(2) Noimage.png Miguel Trovoada
(1936–)
21 August 1995 3 September 2001 ADI
3 SaoTomePrincipe.FradiqueMenezes.01.jpg Fradique de Menezes
(1942–)
3 September 2001 16 July 2003[1] MDFM – PL
Noimage.png Fernando Pereira
(1963–)[3]
16 July 2003 23 July 2003 Military
(3) SaoTomePrincipe.FradiqueMenezes.01.jpg Fradique de Menezes
(1942–)
23 July 2003 3 September 2011 MDFM – PL
(1) Manuel Pinto da Costa.jpg Manuel Pinto da Costa
(1937–)
3 September 2011 3 September 2016 Independent
4 Evaristo Carvalho 2016.jpg Evaristo Carvalho
(1941–)
3 September 2016 Incumbent ADI

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Deposed in a coup d'état
  2. ^ Styled as Chairman of the National Salvation Junta
  3. ^ Styled as Chairman of the Military Junta of National Salvation

Latest election[edit]

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Evaristo Carvalho Independent Democratic Action 34,522 49.88 42,058 100
Manuel Pinto da Costa Independent 17,188 24.84
Maria das Neves MLSTP/PSD 16,828 24.31
Manuel do Rosário Independent 478 0.69
Hélder Barros Independent 194 0.28
Invalid/blank votes 2,314 9,115
Total 71,524 100 51,173 100
Registered voters/turnout 111,222 64.31 46.00
Sources: Téla Nón, CEN

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