Fernando Pereira (major)

:"See also Fernando Pereira for the Portuguese photographer".

Fernando "Cobo" Pereira (born 1963?) is a major in the military of São Tomé and Príncipe; he "is of mixed Cape Verdian and Angolar descent." [http://www.lusotopie.sciencespobordeaux.fr/seibert2003.rtf Gerhard Seibert. "The Bloodless Coup of July 16 in São Tomé e Príncipe." Centro de Estudos Africanos e Asiáticos - Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical (Lisbon). Retrieved on October 30, 2007] ] He led a coup against the elected government of Fradique de Menezes on July 16, 2003, but relinquished power on July 23 as part of an agreement. [ [http://www.irinnews.org/report.asp?ReportID=35580&SelectRegion=West_Africa&SelectCountry=SAO_TOME_AND_PRINCIPE "Coup leaders hand power back to civilian president"] , IRIN, July 23, 2003.]

Pereira is the father of ten children.

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