First Lady of Cape Verde
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Lígia Fonseca

since September 9, 2011
ResidencePresidential Palace of Cape Verde
Term length5 years
Inaugural holderCarlina Pereira
FormationJuly 8, 1975

First Lady of Cape Verde is the title attributed to the wife of the president of Cape Verde. The country's current first lady is Lígia Fonseca, wife of President Jorge Carlos Fonseca, who had held the position since September 9, 2011. There has been no first gentleman of Cape Verde to date.

First ladies of Cape Verde

No. Name Portrait Term Began Term Ended President of Cape Verde Notes
1 Carlina Pereira
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March 8, 1975 March 22, 1991 Aristides Pereira Independence activist and inaugural First Lady of Cape Verde.[1]
2 Tuna Mascarenhas
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March 22, 1991 March 22, 2001 António Mascarenhas Monteiro Mascarenhas continued to work at the clinical analysis laboratory at Agostinho Neto Hospital during her two terms as first lady.[2]
3 Adélcia Barreto Pires
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March 22, 2001 September 9, 2001 Pedro Pires
4 Ligia Fonseca
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September 9, 2011 Present Jorge Carlos Fonseca Incumbent first lady


  1. ^ "Carlina Pereira, widow of Aristides Pereira, dead at 85". A Semana. 2011-12-12. Archived from the original on 2017-11-12. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  2. ^ "Tuna Mascarenhas, former first lady, dead at 65". A Semana. 2009-09-10. Archived from the original on 2017-11-12. Retrieved 2016-11-12.