João Bernardo Vieira

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João Bernardo Vieira
2nd President of Guinea-Bissau
In office
1 October 2005 – 2 March 2009
Prime MinisterCarlos Gomes
Aristides Gomes
Martinho Ndafa Kabi
Carlos Correia
Carlos Gomes
Preceded byHenrique Rosa (Acting)
Succeeded byRaimundo Pereira (Acting)
In office
16 May 1984 – 7 May 1999
Vice PresidentPaulo Correia
Iafai Camará
Vasco Cabral
Preceded byCarmen Pereira (Acting)
Succeeded byAnsumane Mané
In office
14 November 1980 – 14 May 1984
Prime MinisterVictor Saúde Maria
Vice PresidentVictor Saúde Maria
Preceded byLuís de Almeida Cabral
Succeeded byCarmen Pereira (Acting)
3rd Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau
In office
28 September 1978 – 14 November 1980
PresidentLuís de Almeida Cabral
Preceded byConstantino Teixeira
Succeeded byVictor Saúde Maria
Personal details
Born(1939-04-27)27 April 1939
Bissau, Portuguese Guinea
Died2 March 2009(2009-03-02) (aged 69)
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Political partyPAIGC
Spouse(s)Isabel Vieira[1]

João Bernardo "Nino" Vieira (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʒwɐ̃w bɨɾˈnaɾðu ˈɲinu viˈejɾɐ], 27 April 1939 – 2 March 2009) was the President of Guinea-Bissau from 1980 to 1984, for the second time from 1984 to 1999, and for the third time from 2005 to 2009.

Vieira was killed by soldiers on 2 March 2009.[2] The military officially denied these allegations[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Latham, Brent (2009-03-02). "Guinea-Bissau President Vieira Leaves Legacy of Violence, Instability". Voice of America. Archived from the original on 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2009-03-02.
  2. "Guinea-Bissau president shot dead ", BBC, 2 March 2009
  3. "Guinea-Bissau president 'killed in clash between rival soldiers'", The Guardian, 2 March 2009