Carmen Pereira

Guinea-Bissauan politician

Carmen Pereira (1937 – 4 June 2016) was a politician in Guinea-Bissau. She served three days as Acting President in 1984. She was the first woman in this role in Africa and the only one in Guinea-Bissau's history. She had the shortest term as the Acting President, serving only three days in office.

Carmen Pereira
President of Guinea-Bissau
In office
14 May 1984 – 16 May 1984
Prime MinisterVictor Saúde Maria
Preceded byJoão Bernardo Vieira
Succeeded byJoão Bernardo Vieira
Personal details
Died4 June 2016 (aged 78–79)
Political partyAfrican Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde

Pereira died in Bissau on 4 June 2016.[1]


  1. Ribeiro, João Ruela. "Morreu Carmen Pereira, combatente pela independência da Guiné-Bissau". PÚBLICO.