List of Presidents of Guinea-Bissau

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

since 23 June 2014
ResidencePresidential Palace, Bissau
Term length5 years
Inaugural holderLuís Cabral
Formation24 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)[edit]

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 197314 November 19807 years, 51 daysPAIGC1976–77
2
João Bernardo Vieira
Vieira, JoãoJoão Bernardo Vieira
(1939–2009)
Chairman of the Council of the Revolution
14 November 198014 May 19843 years, 182 daysPAIGC
FARP
Carmen Pereira
Pereira, CarmenCarmen Pereira
(1937–2016)
Acting
14 May 198416 May 19842 daysPAIGC
(2)
João Bernardo Vieira
Vieira, JoãoJoão Bernardo Vieira
(1939–2009)
Chairman of the Council of the Revolution[c][d]
16 May 19847 May 199914 years, 356 daysPAIGC1984
1989
1994
N/A
Ansumane Mané
Mané, AnsumaneBrigadier general
Ansumane Mané
(c. 1940–2000)
Chairman of the Supreme Command of the Military Junta
7 May 199914 May 19997 daysFARP
Malam Bacai Sanhá
Sanhá, MalamMalam Bacai Sanhá
(1947–2012)
Acting
14 May 199917 February 2000279 daysPAIGC
3
Kumba Ialá
Ialá, KumbaKumba Ialá
(1953–2014)
[e]
17 February 200014 September 20033 years, 209 daysPRS1999–2000
N/A
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 200328 September 200314 daysFARP
Henrique Rosa
Rosa, HenriqueHenrique Rosa
(1946–2013)
Acting
28 September 20031 October 20052 years, 3 daysIndependent
(2)
João Bernardo Vieira
Vieira, JoãoJoão Bernardo Vieira
(1939–2009)
1 October 20052 March 2009 †3 years, 152 daysIndependent2005
Raimundo Pereira
Pereira, RaimundoRaimundo Pereira
(born 1955)
Acting
3 March 20098 September 2009189 daysPAIGC
4
Malam Bacai Sanhá
Sanhá, MalamMalam Bacai Sanhá
(1947–2012)
8 September 20099 January 2012 †2 years, 122 daysPAIGC2009
Raimundo Pereira
Pereira, RaimundoRaimundo Pereira
(born 1955)
Acting
[f]
9 January 201212 April 201294 daysPAIGC
N/A
Mamadu Ture Kuruma
Kuruma, MamaduMajor general
Mamadu Ture Kuruma
(born 1947)
Chairman of the Military Command
12 April 201211 May 201229 daysFARP
Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo
Nhamadjo, ManuelManuel Serifo Nhamadjo
(born 1958)
Acting
11 May 201223 June 20142 years, 43 daysIndependent
5
José Mário Vaz
Vaz, JoséJosé Mário Vaz
(born 1957)
23 June 2014Incumbent4 years, 146 daysPAIGC2014

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In exile in Conakry, Guinea until 19 October 1974.
  2. ^ Deposed in the 1980 coup d'état.
  3. ^ Until 29 September 1994.
  4. ^ Deposed in the Guinea-Bissau Civil War.
  5. ^ Deposed in the 2003 coup d'état.
  6. ^ Deposed in the 2012 coup d'état.

Latest election[edit]

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
José Mário Vaz PAIGC 257,572 40.89 364,394 61.92
Nuno Gomes Nabiam Independent 156,163 24.79 224,089 38.08
Paulo Gomes Independent 65,490 10.40
Abel Incanda Party for Social Renewal 43,890 6.97
Mamadú Iaia Djaló New Democracy Party 28,535 4.53
Ibraima Sory Djaló National Reconciliation Party 19,497 3.10
Antonio Afonso Té Republican Party for Independence and Development 18,808 2.99
Helder Vaz Lopes Independent 8,888 1.41
Domingos Quadé Independent 8,607 1.37
Aregado Mantenque Té Workers' Party 7,269 1.15
Luis Nancassa Independent 7,012 1.11
Jorge Malú Independent 6,125 0.97
Cirilo Rodrigues de Oliveira Socialist Party 2,070 0.33
Invalid/blank votes 62,514 18,053
Total 692,440 100 606,536 100
Registered voters/turnout 775,508 89.29 775,508 78.21
Source: CNE, CNE

See also[edit]

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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
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