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The Prime Minister of Cape Verde is the head of government in the archipelago country of Cape Verde. The National Assembly nominates the Prime Minister for the President's formal appointment. In turn, the Prime Minister makes recommendations for the Council of Ministers. The position has existed since Cape Verde won independence from Portugal in 1975.

List of Heads of Government of Cape Verde

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Republic of Cape Verde (Republica de Cabo Verde)
8 July 1975 to 4 April 1991 Pedro Verona Rodrigues Pires, Prime Minister PAICV  
4 April 1991 to 5 October 2000 Carlos Alberto Wahnon de Carvarlho Veiga, Prime Minister MpD  
29 July 2000 to 5 October 2000 Gualberto do Rosário, acting Prime Minister MpD For Veiga
5 October 2000 to 1 February 2001 Gualberto do Rosário, Prime Minister MpD  
1 February 2001 to present José Maria Neves, Prime Minister PAICV  


PAICV     Partido Africano da Independência de Cabo Verde
            (African Party of Independence of Cape Verde)
MpD     Movimento para a Democracia
            (Movement for Democracy)
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