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Fernando Pereira (major)

For other people named Fernando Pereira, see Fernando Pereira (disambiguation).
Fernando Pereira
Major Fernando Pereira
6th President of São Tomé and Príncipe
In office
16 July 2003 – 23 July 2003
Preceded by Fradique de Menezes
Succeeded by Fradique de Menezes
Personal details
Born 1963
Overseas Province of São Tomé and Príncipe, Portugal
Nationality Santomean
Political party Military Junta
Religion Roman Catholic

Fernando "Cobo" Pereira (born 1963) is a major in the military of São Tomé and Príncipe.

July 16, 2003 coup d'état

He led a coup against the elected government of Fradique de Menezes on July 16, 2003, while the latter was out of the country.

However, Pereira relinquished power on July 23 as part of an agreement.[1]


Pereira "is of mixed Cape Verdian and Angolan descent."[2]

He is the father of ten children.[2]


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