|President Fradique de Menezes|
Succeeded by Carlos Graca
Succeeded by Gabriel Costa
Name Evaristo Carvalho
|President Miguel Trovoada|
Resigned March 28, 2002
|Preceded by Guilherme Posser da Costa|
Party Independent Democratic Action
Preceded by Norberto Costa Alegre
Evaristo Carvalho wins Sao Tome presidential elections
Evaristo do Espírito Santo Carvalho (born October 22, 1941) is a São Toméan politician who has been President of São Tomé and Príncipe since 3 September 2016. He was previously the Prime Minister of the country on two occasions.
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He was previously Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe from 7 July 1994 to 25 October 1994 and again from 26 September 2001 to 28 March 2002. He is a member of the Independent Democratic Action (ADI) party.
Carvalho contested the 2011 São Toméan presidential election, while he was the speaker for the National Assembly. He had been supported in his campaign by then current Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada. Carvalho finished second in the first round with 21.8 percent of the vote, behind former president, Manuel Pinto da Costa. Costa was victorious in the two person runoff election, with 52.9 percent of the vote. Carvalho subsequently became vice president of the ADI.
In the July 2016 presidential election, Carvalho won the most votes but fell slightly short of a majority with 49.8 percent, so a second round runoff was held a few weeks later. However, Costa, the incumbent president, withdrew from the 7 August runoff poll, alleging fraud in the July election. This effectively handed the presidency to Carvalho. He was inaugurated into the role on 3 September. The election process was well received internationally, with a United States Department of State press release stating that "This election is a yet another demonstration of Sao Tome and Principe’s long-standing commitment to democratic values. Through their exemplary conduct, the people of Sao Tome and Principe continue to serve as a beacon of democracy for other countries."