Gabriel Costa (politician)

Gabriel Arcanjo Ferreira da Costa (born 1954) is a Santoméan politician who was the tenth prime minister of São Tomé and Príncipe from 12 December 2012 to 25 November 2014. He previously served as Prime Minister briefly in 2002.

Gabriel Costa
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10th Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe
In office
12 December 2012 – 25 November 2014
PresidentManuel Pinto da Costa
Preceded byPatrice Trovoada
Succeeded byPatrice Trovoada
In office
28 March 2002 – 7 October 2002
PresidentFradique de Menezes
Preceded byEvaristo Carvalho
Succeeded byMaria das Neves
Personal details
Born1954 (age 67–68)
Political partyUnion of Democrats for Citizenship and Development

Prime MinisterEdit

Costa was Ambassador to Portugal from 2000 to 2002.[1] He was appointed as Prime Minister to lead a coalition government in April 2002.[2] However, he was sacked from that post on 27 September 2002 by President Fradique de Menezes after army unrest over two controversial promotions.[3]

On 3 December 2012, he was again appointed as Prime Minister by President Manuel Pinto da Costa, following the dismissal of Patrice Trovoada, who had lost his parliamentary majority.[1]

ReferencesEdit

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  1. ^ a b "President da Costa appoints Gabriel Costa as new Prime Minister" Archived 11 January 2013 at archive.today, Politics Abroad, 11 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Sao Tome's New Government to Take Office". Xinhua News Agency. 8 April 2002. Retrieved 17 August 2010.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Sao Tome coalition parties voice support for new govt". Xinhua News Agency. 11 October 2002. Retrieved 17 August 2010.[dead link]
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe
2002
Succeeded by
Preceded by Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe
2012–2014
Succeeded by