José Eduardo dos Santos
|José Eduardo dos Santos|
|President of Angola|
10 September 1979 – 26 September 2017
Fernando José de França Dias Van-Dúnem|
Fernando José de França Dias Van-Dúnem
Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos
Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos|
|Preceded by||Agostinho Neto|
|Succeeded by||João Lourenço|
28 August 1942|
|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 |
José Eduardo dos Santos (born August 28, 1942) is an Angolan politician. From 1979 until 2017, he was the President of Angola. 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).
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- Position abolished in 2010
- José Eduardo dos Santos: Biography from. Answers.com. Retrieved on 2011-01-09.
- baptized, but not practicing
- W. Martin James and Susan Herlin Broadhead, Historical Dictionary of Angola (2004), Scarecrow Press, page 145.
- Kazeem, Yomi (August 22, 2017). "Africa's second longest serving leader is stepping down". Quartz Media. Retrieved 1 October 2017.