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Pedro Pires

Pedro Verona Rodrigues Pires
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Became President:March 22, 2001
Predecessor:António Mascarenhas Monteiro
Date of Birth:1934
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Pedro Verona Rodrigues Pires is the socialist president of Cape Verde, since March 2001, succeeding António Mascarenhas Monteiro.

Before becoming president he had been a Prime Minister, and lead the country between 1975 to 1990, when he was defeated in the country's first multi-party elections.

See also: List of Presidents of Cape Verde