Ulisses Correia e Silva

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Ulisses Correia e Silva
Sr. Ulisses Corrêa e Silva (cropped).png
Prime Minister of Cape Verde
Assumed office
22 April 2016
PresidentJorge Carlos Fonseca
José Maria Neves
Preceded byJosé Maria Neves
Personal details
José Ulisses de Pina Correia
e Silva

(1962-06-04) 4 June 1962 (age 60)
Praia, Cape Verde
Political partyMovement for Democracy
Alma materTechnical University of Lisbon

José Ulisses de Pina Correia e Silva (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ uˈlisɨʒ dɨ ˈpinɐ kuˈʁejɐ i ˈsilvɐ]) (born 4 June 1962) is a Cape Verdean businessman and politician who has been Prime Minister of Cape Verde since 22 April 2016.[1]

He took office after his party, the Movement for Democracy, won the 20 March 2016 parliamentary election.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

In 1988, Silva graduated from the School of Economics and Business Management at the Technical University of Lisbon.[3]

Early career[edit]

Silva started his career in the banking sector. He was the director of administration at the Bank of Cape Verde from 1989 to 1994. He also taught at the Jean Piaget University of Cape Verde.[3]

Political career[edit]

Silva served in the government of Cape Verde as Secretary of State for Finance from 1995 to 1998 and Minister of Finance from 1999 to 2001.[4][5] Between 2006 and 2008, Silva was Vice-President of the Movement for Democracy (MpD) political party. In 2008, he was elected as the Mayor of Praia, and he was reelected as Mayor in 2013. Silva also became the President of the MpD in 2013.[6]

Silva was also the executive president of UCCLA (the Union of Afro-Pan-American-Asiatic Lusophony Capital Cities) in 2013 and later became the president of IDC Africa in November 2014.[7]

Prime Minister[edit]

In June 2016, Silva and Finance Minister Olavo Correia met with representatives from the International Monetary Fund to discuss Cape Verde's economy.[8] A few months later, in September 2016, Silva and members of his government met with the IMF to discuss the 2016 Article IV consultation.[9]

Silva was reappointed to the leadership of the Movement for Democracy (MpD), with 99 percent of the votes cast, in February 2020. Thus, he is the candidate of the MpD to the 2021 legislatures,[10] running for his own succession.[11]


  1. ^ "Chefe do Executivo cabo-verdiano promete respostas rápidas mas alerta que não há soluções milagrosas" [Cape Verde Chief Executive promises quick answers but warns that there are no miracle cures]. conexaolusofona.org (in Portuguese). Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Ulisses 2016". ulisses2016.com. Archived from the original on 7 October 2016. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Ulisses Correia e Silva é eleito Primeiro-Ministro de Cabo Verde". Conexão Lusófona. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  4. ^ Antigos Ministros - Ministério das Finanças
  5. ^ "Ulisses Correia e Silva is Next Prime Minister of Cape Verde". Latin American Herald Tribune. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  6. ^ "News Analysis: Cape Verde witnesses peaceful handover following elections". news.xinhuanet.com. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Ulisses Correia e Silva - MPD" (in Portuguese). RTC. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Press Release: IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Cabo Verde". imf.org. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  9. ^ "IMF Staff Completes 2016 Article IV Mission to Cabo Verde". imf.org. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  10. ^ Lusa, Agência. "Ulisses Correia e Silva anuncia que é recandidato a primeiro-ministro em Cabo Verde". Observador (in European Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  11. ^ "Ulisses Correia e Silva reeleito líder do partido no poder em Cabo Verde". VOA (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-06-18.
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Cape Verde