Henrique Rosa

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Henrique Rosa
President of Guinea-Bissau
Acting
In office
28 September 2003 – 1 October 2005
Prime Minister Artur Sanhá
Carlos Gomes
Preceded by Veríssimo Correia Seabra (Chairman of the Military Committee for the Restoration of Constitutional and Democratic Order)
Succeeded by João Bernardo Vieira
Personal details
Born 18 January 1946(1946-01-18)
Bafatá, Guinea-Bissau
Died 15 May 2013(2013-05-15) (aged 67)
Porto, Portugal
Political party Independent

Henrique Pereira Rosa (16 January 1946 – 15 May 2013) was a politician from Guinea-Bissau who served as interim President of Guinea-Bissau from 2003 to 2005.

Rosa was born on 16 January 1946 in Bafatá, Guinea-Bissau.[1] Rosa handed over power to Vieira on 1 October 2005.

Rosa stood as an independent candidate in the Guinea-Bissau presidential election, 2009,[2] finishing in third place.

On 15 May 2013, Rosa died at a hospital in Porto, in northern Portugal, after losing a nine month battle with lung cancer. He was 67 years old.[3]

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