List of Presidents of Guinea-Bissau

President of the
Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Emblem of Guinea-Bissau.svg
José Mário Vaz 2014.jpg
Incumbent
José Mário Vaz

since 23 June 2014
Residence Presidential Palace, Bissau
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Luís Cabral
Formation 24 September 1973

The following is a list of Presidents of Guinea-Bissau, since the establishment of the office of President in 1973.

Presidents of Guinea-Bissau (1973–present)

President Took office Left office Time in office Party Election
1
Luís Cabral
Cabral, LuísLuís Cabral
(1931–2009)
Chairman of the Council of State[a][b]
24 September 1973 14 November 1980 7 years, 51 days PAIGC 1976–77
2
João Bernardo Vieira
Vieira, JoãoJoão Bernardo Vieira
(1939–2009)
Chairman of the Council of the Revolution
14 November 1980 14 May 1984 3 years, 182 days PAIGC
FARP
3
Carmen Pereira
Pereira, CarmenCarmen Pereira
(1937–2016)
Acting
14 May 1984 16 May 1984 2 days PAIGC
4
João Bernardo Vieira
Vieira, JoãoJoão Bernardo Vieira
(1939–2009)
Chairman of the Council of the Revolution[c][d]
16 May 1984 7 May 1999 14 years, 356 days PAIGC 1984
1989
1994
5
Ansumane Mané
Mané, AnsumaneBrigadier general
Ansumane Mané
(c. 1940–2000)
Chairman of the Supreme Command of the Military Junta
7 May 1999 14 May 1999 7 days FARP
6
Malam Bacai Sanhá
Sanhá, MalamMalam Bacai Sanhá
(1947–2012)
Acting
14 May 1999 17 February 2000 279 days PAIGC
7
Kumba Ialá
Ialá, KumbaKumba Ialá
(1953–2014)
[e]
17 February 2000 14 September 2003 3 years, 209 days PRS 1999–2000
8
Veríssimo Correia Seabra
Seabra, VeríssimoGeneral
Veríssimo Correia Seabra
(1947–2004)
Chairman of the Military Committee for the Restoration of Constitutional and Democratic Order
14 September 2003 28 September 2003 14 days FARP
9
Henrique Rosa
Rosa, HenriqueHenrique Rosa
(1946–2013)
Acting
28 September 2003 1 October 2005 2 years, 3 days Independent
10
João Bernardo Vieira
Vieira, JoãoJoão Bernardo Vieira
(1939–2009)
1 October 2005 2 March 2009 † 3 years, 152 days Independent 2005
11
Raimundo Pereira
Pereira, RaimundoRaimundo Pereira
(born 1955)
Acting
3 March 2009 8 September 2009 189 days PAIGC
12
Malam Bacai Sanhá
Sanhá, MalamMalam Bacai Sanhá
(1947–2012)
8 September 2009 9 January 2012 † 2 years, 122 days PAIGC 2009
13
Raimundo Pereira
Pereira, RaimundoRaimundo Pereira
(born 1955)
Acting
[f]
9 January 2012 12 April 2012 94 days PAIGC
14
Mamadu Ture Kuruma
Kuruma, MamaduMajor general
Mamadu Ture Kuruma
(born 1947)
Chairman of the Military Command
12 April 2012 11 May 2012 29 days FARP
15
Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo
Nhamadjo, ManuelManuel Serifo Nhamadjo
(born 1958)
Acting
11 May 2012 23 June 2014 2 years, 43 days Independent
16
José Mário Vaz
Vaz, JoséJosé Mário Vaz
(born 1957)
23 June 2014 Incumbent 4 years, 330 days PAIGC 2014

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