José Eduardo dos Santos

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José Eduardo dos Santos
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President of Angola
In office
10 September 1979 – 26 September 2017
Prime Minister Fernando 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 President Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos
Manuel Vicente
Preceded by Agostinho Neto
Succeeded by João Lourenço
Personal details
Born 28 August 1942 (1942-08-28) (age 75)
Luanda, Angola[2]
Political party Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola
Spouse(s) Ana Paula dos Santos (3rd wife)
Alma mater Azerbaijan State Oil Academy
Religion Roman Catholicism [3]

José Eduardo dos Santos (born August 28, 1942)[4] is an Angolan politician. From 1979 until 2017, he was the President of Angola.[5] 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).

References[change | change source]

  1. Position abolished in 2010
  2. José Eduardo dos Santos: Biography from. Answers.com. Retrieved on 2011-01-09.
  3. baptized, but not practicing
  4. W. Martin James and Susan Herlin Broadhead, Historical Dictionary of Angola (2004), Scarecrow Press, page 145.
  5. Kazeem, Yomi (August 22, 2017). "Africa's second longest serving leader is stepping down". Quartz Media. Retrieved 1 October 2017.