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António Gualberto do Rosário (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɡwalˈbɛɾtu du ʁuˈzaɾiu]) (born October 12, 1950) was Prime Minister of Cape Verde[1] from 29 July 2000 to 1 February 2001. He was also the acting Prime Minister from July to October 2000 and Leader of the Movement for Democracy.

Gualberto do Rosário
Prime Minister of Cape Verde
In office
29 July 2000 – 1 February 2001
Acting until 5 October 2000
PresidentAntónio Mascarenhas Monteiro
Preceded byCarlos Veiga
Succeeded byJosé Maria Neves
Personal details
António Gualberto do Rosário

(1950-10-12) 12 October 1950 (age 68)
Mindelo, Overseas Province of Cabo Verde, Portugal
Political partyMovement for Democracy
Alma materUniversity of Lisbon


Political careerEdit

From 1991 to 1993, do Rosário was the Minister of Fisheries, Agriculture and Rural Animation for Cape Verde.[2]

Prime MinisterEdit

On May 11, 1998, do Rosário was selected as Cape Verde's first Deputy Prime Minister. At the time of his appointment, do Rosário was the Minister of Economic Coordination.[3] In July 2000, do Rosário was selected to become the chair for the Movement for Democracy party (MpD).[4] After Veiga resigned on July 30, 2000, do Rosário was named as the next Prime Minister.[3]

On February 11, 2001, the PACIV party won leadership in the parliamentary election. After the election, Do Rosário was replaced by the PACIV's party leader José Maria Neves as Prime Minister. Later that year, do Rosário stepped down from leading the MpD and was replaced by Filomena Delgado in August 2001.[4]

Chamber of TourismEdit

In 2007, do Rosario was the president of the National Union of Tourist Operators (UNOTUR).[5] In 2016, do Rosário was reelected as the President of the Chamber of Tourism.[6]


In February 2008, he ran as an independent candidate for the Municipal Council of St. Vincent.

Writing careerEdit

He had a taste of writing literature from his teenage years. He published different poems under different pseudonyms in the journal "Mar Alto" or Figueira da Foz, the Capeverdean review "Arte & Letra" (or Artiletra, and in all the published editions of "Folhas Verdes" ("Green Leaves") in which he was a founder. He wrote his first short story as a high school student with the title "Lume no Alto Selarino". In fiction, he wrote "Hora Minguada" in 2002 and a second one in 2004 titled "Ilha Imaculada" ("Immaculate Island"). He also wrote "A Herança da Chaxiraxi", his third fiction.


  1. ^ "Gualberto do Rosário to create national civic association". A Semana. 9 June 2008. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Historical". (in Portuguese). Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b Lea, David; Rowe, Annamarie. A Political Chronology of Africa (1st ed.). p. 67. ISBN 0203409957. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b The Europa World Year Book 2004 (45th ed.). Taylor & Francis Group. p. 1038. ISBN 1857432533. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Gualberto do Rosário: "Cape Verde is winning the challenge of tourism"". ASemana. 3 October 2007. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Gualberto do Rosário reconduzido ao cargo de Presidente da Câmara de Turismo com 66% dos votos". Radiotelevisão Caboverdiana (in Portuguese). 30 June 2016. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
Preceded by
Carlos Veiga
Prime Minister of Cape Verde
Succeeded by
José Maria Neves