José Maria Neves
|5th President of Cape Verde|
|Assumed office |
9 November 2021
|Prime Minister||Ulisses Correia e Silva|
|Preceded by||Jorge Carlos Fonseca|
|Prime Minister of Cape Verde|
1 February 2001 – 22 April 2016
|President||António Mascarenhas Monteiro|
Jorge Carlos Fonseca
|Preceded by||Gualberto do Rosário|
|Succeeded by||Ulisses Correia e Silva|
|Born||28 March 1960|
Santa Catarina, Overseas Province of Cabo Verde, Portugal
|Political party||African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde|
|Alma mater||Getúlio Vargas Foundation|
José Maria Pereira Neves (born 1960) is a Cape Verdean politician. Neves is the 5th President of Cape Verde since 2021. He was elected Prime minister of Cape Verde in 2001. His predecessor was Gualberto do Rosário. Before he was Prime minister, Neves was President of the Santa Catarina Town Counsil.
In October 2021, José Maria Neves, won the presidential election in the first round of October 17, according to the first results published on an official website. won 51.5% of the vote, an absolute majority necessary to be elected in the first round, according to these results relating to 97% of the polling stations.
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