José Maria Pereira Neves
Prime Minister of Cape Verde
José Maria Pereira Neves is a Cape Verdean politician who has been the Prime Minister of Cape Verde since 2001. He is a member of the African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde (PAICV).
José Maria Neves became interested in the politics and government of Cape Verde as a teen-ager.” “He was the leader of a nationalist youth organization during the country’s transition from Portuguese rule to independence and democracy in 1975.” Part of his superior education was in the Getúlio Vargas Foundation in Brazil.