Joaquim Chissano

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Joaquim Alberto Chissano
2nd President of Mozambique
In office
6 November 1986 – 2 February 2005
Prime MinisterMário da Graça Machungo
Pascoal Mocumbi
Luisa Diogo
Preceded bySamora Machel
Succeeded byArmando Guebuza
Personal details
Born (1939-10-22) 22 October 1939 (age 84)
Gaza Province, Mozambique
Political partyFRELIMO
Spouse(s)Marcelina Rafael Chissano

Joaquim Alberto Chissano (born 22 October 1939) is a politician. He served as the second President of Mozambique, from 1986 to 2005. He is known for transforming the war-torn country of Mozambique into one of the most successful African democracies.[1] Chissano also served as Chairperson of the African Union from 2003 to 2004.

References[change | change source]

  1. Soares, Claire (23 October 2007). "Joaquim Chissano: Democrat among the despots". The Independent. Retrieved 23 January 2013.