Carlos Veiga

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Carlos Veiga
Prime Minister of Cape Verde
In office
4 April 1991 – 29 July 2000
PresidentAntónio Mascarenhas Monteiro
Preceded byPedro Pires
Succeeded byGualberto do Rosário
Personal details
Carlos Alberto Wahnon de Carvalho Veiga

(1949-10-21) 21 October 1949 (age 74)
Mindelo, Cape Verde
Political partyMovement for Democracy (1990–present)
Alma materUniversity of Lisbon

Carlos Alberto Wahnon de Carvalho Veiga (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkaɾluz alˈbɛɾtu waˈnõ dɨ kɐɾˈvaʎu ˈvejɡɐ]; born October 21, 1949) is a Cape Verdean politician. He was Prime Minister of Cape Verde from April 4, 1991 to July 29, 2000.

In the 2001 presidential election, Veiga ran for President of Cape Verde, but lost to Pedro Pires of the African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde (PAICV) in the second round of voting.[1] He ran again for presidency in 2006, but he was defeated again by Pires.[2] He ran again in 2021, once again losing the general election.

References[change | change source]

  1. "New president for Cape Verde", BBC News, March 6, 2001.
  2. Akyeampong, Emmanuel Kwaku; Louis Gates, Henry (2012). Dictionary of African Biography, Volume 6. p. 120. ISBN 9780195382075. Retrieved 26 November 2016.