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Costa, Manuel Pinto da

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Personal name headingCosta, Manuel Pinto da
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Variant(s)Da Costa, Manuel Pinto
Pinto da Costa, Manuel
Associated countryGermany
Birth date19370805
Place of birthSao Tome and Principe
AffiliationMovimento de Libertação de São Tomé e Príncipe/Partido Social-Democrata
Hochschule für Ökonomie (Berlin, Germany)
Profession or occupationPresidents Economists
Found inCosta, Manuel Pinto da. Discursos, <1979>: v. 2, t.p. (Manuel Pinto da Costa)
Terra firme, 2011: t.p. (Manuel Pinto da Costa) p. 4 of cover (b. Aug. 5, 1937; doctorate in economics from Humboldt University (Berlin); president of Sao Tome and Principe from 1975 to 1991)
Wikipedia, Feb. 1, 2013 (Manuel Pinto da Costa (born 5 August 1937) is a Santoméan economist and politician who served as the first President of São Tomé and Príncipe from 1975 to 1991. He was again elected as President in August 2011 and took office on 3 September 2011. Educated in the German Democratic Republic, he is fluent in Portuguese and German.)
Dictionary of African Biography, accessed March 09, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Pinto da Costa, Manuel; president; born 05 August 1937 in Sao Tome City, Säo Tomé; bachelor's and master's in economics in East Germany (1968); doctorate at the Hochschule für Ökonomie (University for Economics) in East Berlin (1971); co-founder and secretary-general of the Liberation Movement of São Tomé and Príncipe (MLSTP), which eventually became the sole and legitimate representative of the Santomean people (1972, 1974); became the first president of the new state, São Tomé and Príncipe (1975); was simultaneously head of state, head of government, Party leader, and army commander (1982); gradually liberalized the economy and society (mid 1980's); signed a structural adjustment program agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) (1987); resigned as leader of the MLSTP, which was transformed into a social-democratic party and renamed MLSTP/PSD (1990); was elected new party leader of the MLSTP/PSD (1998-2005))
Associated languagepor ger