José Maria Neves

Cape Verdean politician and former prime minister of Cape Verde

José Maria Pereira Neves (born 1960) is a Cape Verdean politician. He was elected Prime minister of Cape Verde in 2001. His predecessor was Gualberto do Rosário. Before he was Prime minister, Neves was President of the Santa Catarina Town Counsil.[2]

José Maria Neves
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Prime Minister of Cape Verde
In office
1 February 2001 – 22 April 2016
PresidentAntónio Mascarenhas Monteiro
Pedro Pires
Jorge Carlos Fonseca
Preceded byGualberto do Rosário
Succeeded byUlisses Correia e Silva
Personal details
Born (1960-03-28) 28 March 1960 (age 60)
Santa Catarina, Overseas Province of Cabo Verde, Portugal
Political partyAfrican Party for the Independence of Cape Verde[1]
Alma materGetúlio Vargas Foundation


  1. "Cape Verde: Opposition party congress opens", Radio Renascenca, Lisbon (, September 19, 1997.
  2. "Africa 'stop blaming colonialism'", AFP (, December 22, 2006.