José Eduardo dos Santos

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José Eduardo dos Santos
President of Angola
In office
10 September 1979 – 26 September 2017
Prime MinisterFernando José de França Dias Van-Dúnem
Marcolino Moco
Fernando José de França Dias Van-Dúnem
Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos
Paulo Kassoma[1]
Vice PresidentFernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos
Manuel Vicente
Preceded byAgostinho Neto
Succeeded byJoão Lourenço
Personal details
Born(1935-08-28)28 August 1935
Luanda, Angola[2]
Died8 July 2022(2022-07-08) (aged 86)
Barcelona, Spain
Political partyPopular Movement for the Liberation of Angola
Spouse(s)Ana Paula dos Santos (3rd wife)
Alma materAzerbaijan State Oil Academy

José Eduardo dos Santos (August 28, 1935 – July 8, 2022)[3] is an Angolan politician. From 1979 until 2017, he was the President of Angola.[4] As President, dos Santos was also the commander in chief of the Angolan Armed Forces. After leaving the presidency, dos Santos remained leader of the People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA).

Dos Santos died on July 8, 2022 at a hospital in Barcelona, Spain from cardiopulmonary arrest caused by cancer, aged 86.[5][6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Position abolished in 2010
  2. José Eduardo dos Santos: Biography from. Retrieved on 2011-01-09.
  3. W. Martin James and Susan Herlin Broadhead, Historical Dictionary of Angola (2004), Scarecrow Press, page 145.
  4. Kazeem, Yomi (August 22, 2017). "Africa's second longest serving leader is stepping down". Quartz Media. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  5. Salvaterra, Neanda (2022-07-08). "José Eduardo dos Santos, Autocrat Who Led Angola, Dies". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2022-07-08.
  6. Drogin, Bob (2022-07-08). "José Eduardo dos Santos, who plundered Angola, dies at 86". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2022-07-08.