List of presidents of São Tomé and Príncipe

This article lists the presidents of São Tomé and Príncipe, an island country in the Gulf of Guinea off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa, since the establishment of the office of president in 1975. Manuel Pinto da Costa was the first person to hold the office, taking effect on 12 July 1975. The current incumbent is Evaristo Carvalho, having assumed office on 26 September 2016, and the president-elect is Carlos Vila Nova, having won election on 6 September 2021.

President of the
Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
Presidente da República Democrática de São Tomé e Príncipe
Coat of arms of São Tomé and Príncipe.svg
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Incumbent
Evaristo Carvalho

since 3 September 2016
TypeHead of state
ResidencePresidential Palace, São Tomé
Term length5 years
Formation12 July 1975
First holderManuel Pinto da Costa
Salary60,830,000 dobras annually[1]

List of officeholdersEdit

Political parties
Other factions
Symbols
  Denotes Acting President
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party Elected
Took office Left office Time in office
1   Manuel Pinto da Costa
(born 1937)
12 July 1975 4 March 1991 15 years, 235 days MLSTP/PSD
  Leonel Mário d'Alva
(born 1935)
4 March 1991 3 April 1991 30 days PCD
2   Miguel Trovoada
(born 1936)
3 April 1991 15 August 1995
(deposed)
4 years, 134 days ADI 1991
  Lieutenant
Manuel Quintas de Almeida
(1957–2006)
Chairman of the National Salvation Junta
15 August 1995 21 August 1995 8 days Military
(2)   Miguel Trovoada
(born 1936)
21 August 1995 3 September 2001 6 years, 19 days ADI 1996
3   Fradique de Menezes
(born 1942)
3 September 2001 16 July 2003
(deposed)
1 year, 316 days MDFM – PL 2001
  Major
Fernando Pereira
(born 1963)
Chairman of the Military Junta of National Salvation
16 July 2003 23 July 2003 7 days Military
(3)   Fradique de Menezes
(born 1942)
23 July 2003 3 September 2011 8 years, 42 days MDFM – PL 2006
(1)   Manuel Pinto da Costa
(born 1937)
3 September 2011 3 September 2016 5 years Independent 2011
4   Evaristo Carvalho
(born 1941)
3 September 2016 Incumbent 5 years, 19 days ADI 2016
5   Carlos Vila Nova
(born 1959)
Elect ADI 2021

TimelineEdit

Evaristo CarvalhoFernando Pereira (major)Fradique de MenezesManuel Quintas de AlmeidaMiguel TrovoadaLeonel Mário d'AlvaManuel Pinto da Costa


Latest electionEdit

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Evaristo Carvalho Independent Democratic Action 34,522 49.88 42,058 100
Manuel Pinto da Costa Independent 17,188 24.84
Maria das Neves MLSTP/PSD 16,828 24.31
Manuel do Rosário Independent 478 0.69
Hélder Barros Independent 194 0.28
Invalid/blank votes 2,314 9,115
Total 71,524 100 51,173 100
Registered voters/turnout 111,222 64.31 46.00
Sources: Téla Nón, CEN

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ESTRUTURA REMUNERATÓRIA - INAC". financas.gov.st.

External linksEdit