Jorge Carlos Fonseca Biography
Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca is a Cape Verdean politician, lawyer, and university professor who served as the President of Cape Verde from 2011 to 2021.
He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1991 to 1993. Supported by the Movement for Democracy (MpD), he won the 2011 presidential election in a second round of voting. Presidential
Jorge Carlos Fonseca Age
Jorge Carlos was born on 20 October 1950, in Mindelo, Cabo Verde. He is 71 years old.
Jorge Carlos Fonseca Height
Carlos stands at an average height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Jorge Carlos Fonseca Family
Jorge Carlos was born and raised by his loving parents in Mindelo, Cabo Verde. However, information regarding his family members is under review and will be updated as soon as possible.
Jorge Carlos Fonseca Husband
He is married to his pretty wife Lígia Fonseca.
Jorge Carlos Fonseca Salary
Jorge Carlos receives an annual salary of $2,368.95.
Jorge Carlos Fonseca Net Worth
Fonseca has an estimated net worth of $ 9 million.
Jorge Carlos Fonseca Career
He was Director General of Emigration in Cape Verde from 1975 to 1977 and Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cape Verde from 1977 to 1979.
He was a graduate teaching assistant at the Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon between 1982 and 1990, invited Professor of Criminal Law at the Institute of Forensic Medicine of Lisbon in 1987, and a resident director and invited associate professor at the Law Course and Public Administration at the University of Asia Oriental, Macau in 1989 and 1990.
In 1991 and 1993, Jorge was Minister of Foreign Affairs in the first government of the Second Republic; subsequently, he stood unsuccessfully as a presidential candidate in the 2001 election.
In August 2011, He again sought the presidency, this time backed by the MPD. Carlos placed first in the first round, receiving 38% of the votes; in the second round, he faced the candidate backed by the African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde (PAICV), Manuel Inocêncio Sousa, and prevailed. He took office as President on 9 September 2011, becoming Cape Verde’s fourth president since independence in 1975.