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José Maria Neves

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José Maria Neves
Maria Neves in February 2023
5th President of Cape Verde
Assumed office
9 November 2021
Prime MinisterUlisses Correia e Silva
Preceded byJorge Carlos Fonseca
Prime Minister of Cape Verde
In office
1 February 2001 – 22 April 2016
PresidentAntónio Mascarenhas Monteiro
Pedro Pires
Jorge Carlos Fonseca
Preceded byGualberto do Rosário
Succeeded byUlisses Correia e Silva
Personal details
Born (1960-03-28) 28 March 1960 (age 64)
Santa Catarina, Overseas Province of Cabo Verde, Portugal
Political partyAfrican Party for the Independence of Cape Verde[1]
Alma materGetúlio 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.[2]

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.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cape Verde: Opposition party congress opens", Radio Renascenca, Lisbon (nl.newsbank.com), September 19, 1997.
  2. "Africa 'stop blaming colonialism'" Archived 2007-01-02 at the Wayback Machine, AFP (News24.com), December 22, 2006.
  3. "Cap-Vert : le candidat de la gauche élu dès le premier tour de la présidentielle" Archived 2021-10-18 at the Wayback Machine, LeMonde, October 18, 2021.