List of presidents of São Tomé and Príncipe

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
WSIS FORUM 2015 Day 2 - Carlos Vila Nova (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Carlos Vila Nova

since 14 September 2021
Type Head of state
Residence Presidential Palace, São Tomé
Term length 5 years
Formation 12 July 1975
First holder Manuel Pinto da Costa
Salary 60,830,000 dobras annually[1]

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 president is Carlos Vila Nova, having won election on 6 September 2021.[2]

List of officeholders

Political parties
Other factions
Symbols
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party Elected
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Manuel Pinto da Costa.jpg Manuel Pinto da Costa
(born 1937)
12 July 1975 4 March 1991 15 years, 235 days MLSTP/PSD
Leonel Mário d'Alva 1977.jpg Leonel Mário d'Alva
(born 1935)
4 March 1991 3 April 1991 30 days PCD
2 Visit of Miguel Trovoada, President of São Tomé and Príncipe, to the EC (cropped).jpg Miguel Trovoada
(born 1936)
3 April 1991 15 August 1995
(deposed)
4 years, 134 days ADI 1991
Noimage.png Lieutenant
Manuel Quintas de Almeida
(1957–2006)
Chairman of the National Salvation Junta
15 August 1995 21 August 1995 8 days Military
(2) Visit of Miguel Trovoada, President of São Tomé and Príncipe, to the EC (cropped).jpg Miguel Trovoada
(born 1936)
21 August 1995 3 September 2001 6 years, 19 days ADI 1996
3 SaoTomePrincipe.FradiqueMenezes.01.jpg Fradique de Menezes
(born 1942)
3 September 2001 16 July 2003
(deposed)
1 year, 316 days MDFM – PL 2001
Noimage.png Major
Fernando Pereira
(born 1963)
Chairman of the Military Junta of National Salvation
16 July 2003 23 July 2003 7 days Military
(3) SaoTomePrincipe.FradiqueMenezes.01.jpg Fradique de Menezes
(born 1942)
23 July 2003 3 September 2011 8 years, 42 days MDFM – PL 2006
(1) Manuel Pinto da Costa.jpg Manuel Pinto da Costa
(born 1937)
3 September 2011 3 September 2016 5 years Independent 2011
4 Evaristo Carvalho 2016.jpg Evaristo Carvalho
(born 1941)
3 September 2016 14 September 2021 5 years, 15 days ADI 2016
5 WSIS FORUM 2015 Day 2 - Carlos Vila Nova (cropped).jpg Carlos Vila Nova
(born 1959)
14 September 2021 Incumbent ADI 2021

Timeline

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

Latest election

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Carlos Vila Nova Independent Democratic Action 32,022 39.47 45,481 57.54
Guilherme Posser da Costa MLSTP–PSD 16,829 20.75 33,557 42.46
Delfim Neves Democratic Convergence Party 13,691 16.88
Abel Bom Jesus Independent 2,907 3.58
Maria das Neves Independent 2,696 3.32
Júlio Silva Movement of Independent Citizens 1.99
Victor Monteiro Independent 1.82
Moisés Viegas Independent 1.63
Carlos Neves MDFMUDD
Elsa Garrido MSD–PVSTP
Elsa Teixeira Pinto Independent
Eugénio Tiny Independent
Aurélio Martins Independent
Jorge Amado Independent
Manuel do Rosário Independent
Carlos Stock Independent
Miques João Independent
Olinto das Neves Independent
Roberto Garrido Independent
Total 79,038 100.00
Valid votes 81,123 97.10 79,038 98.14
Invalid/blank votes 2,424 2.90 1,497 1.86
Total votes 83,547 100.00 80,535 100.00
Registered voters/turnout 123,301 67.76 123,301 65.32
Source: STP-Press, STP-Press

See also

References

  1. ^ "ESTRUTURA REMUNERATÓRIA - INAC". financas.gov.st.
  2. ^ "Tribunal Constitucional confirma Carlos Vila Nova como Presidente de São Tomé e Príncipe". África 21 Digital (in Portuguese). 2021-09-14. Retrieved 2021-09-16.

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