Presidents 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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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
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)

      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

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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