List of Prime Ministers of Cape Verde

Prime Minister of the
Republic of Cape Verde

Ulisses Correia e Silva

since 22 April 2016
Appointer Jorge Carlos Fonseca,
as President of Cape Verde
Inaugural holder Pedro Pires
Formation 8 July 1975
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Cape Verde

The following is a list of Prime ministers of Cape Verde, since the establishment of the office of Prime Minister in 1975.


Political parties

Prime Ministers of Cape Verde (1975–present)

Portrait Name
Term of Office[1] Political Party
1 Pedro Pires
8 July 1975 January 1981 PAIGC
(1) January 1981 4 April 1991 PAICV
2 Carlos Veiga
4 April 1991 29 July 2000 MpD
3 Gualberto do Rosário
29 July 2000[2] 1 February 2001 MpD
4 José Maria Neves
1 February 2001 22 April 2016 PAICV
5 Ulisses Correia e Silva
22 April 2016 Incumbent MpD


  1. Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office.
  2. Acting until 5 October 2000 for Carlos Veiga

See also

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