Aristides Pereira

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Aristides Pereira
Pereira during an official visit to the United States in 1983
1st President of Cape Verde
In office
8 July 1975 – 22 March 1991
Prime MinisterPedro Pires
Preceded byOffice created
Succeeded byAntónio Mascarenhas Monteiro
Personal details
Born(1923-11-17)17 November 1923
Boa Vista, Overseas Province of Cabo Verde, Portugal
Died22 September 2011(2011-09-22) (aged 87)
Coimbra, Portugal
Political partyAfrican Party for the Independence of Cape Verde (after 1981)
Other political
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (before 1981)
Spouse(s)Carlina Fontes Pereira (?–2011; his death)

Aristides Maria Pereira (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐɾiʃˈtidɨʒ mɐˈɾiɐ pɨˈɾejɾɐ]; 17 November 1923 – 22 September 2011) was a Cape Verdean politician. He was the first President of Cape Verde from 1975 to 1991.[1]

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