José Sócrates

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José Sócrates

117th Prime Minister of Portugal
In office
12 March 2005 – 21 June 2011
PresidentJorge Sampaio
Aníbal Cavaco Silva
Preceded byPedro Santana Lopes
Succeeded byPedro Passos Coelho
Secretary-General of the Socialist Party
In office
24 September 2004 – 23 July 2011
Preceded byFerro Rodrigues
Succeeded byAntónio José Seguro
Leader of the Opposition
In office
24 September 2004 – 12 March 2005
Prime MinisterPedro Santana Lopes
Preceded byEduardo Ferro Rodrigues
Succeeded byPedro Santana Lopes
Minister of Social Infrastructure
In office
23 January 2002 – 6 April 2002
Prime MinisterAntónio Guterres
Preceded byEduardo Ferro Rodrigues
Succeeded byLuís Valente de Oliveira
Minister of the Environment
In office
25 October 1999 – 6 April 2002
Prime MinisterAntónio Guterres
Preceded byElisa Ferreira
Succeeded byArlindo Cunha
Deputy Minister of the Prime Minister
In office
25 November 1997 – 25 October 1999
Prime MinisterAntónio Guterres
Preceded byJorge Coelho
Succeeded byArmando Vara
Deputy Secretary of State of the Minister of the Environment
In office
28 October 1995 – 25 November 1997
Prime MinisterAntónio Guterres
Preceded byJoaquim Poças Martins
António Taveira da Silva
Succeeded byJosé Guerreiro
Member of the Assembly of the Republic
In office
19 July 1987 – 5 June 2011
ConstituencyCastelo Branco
Personal details
José Sócrates Carvalho Pinto de Sousa

(1957-09-06) 6 September 1957 (age 66)
Alijó, Portugal
Political partySocial Democratic Party
(Before 1981)
Socialist Party
Spouse(s)Sofia Costa Pinto Fava (Divorced)
ChildrenJosé Miguel
Alma materPolytechnic Institute of Coimbra
Lusíada University
Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon
Independente University
University Institute of Lisbon

José Sócrates Carvalho Pinto de Sousa, GCIH (born 6 September 1957), commonly known as José Sócrates (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ ˈsɔkɾɐtɨʃ]), is a Portuguese politician. He was the Prime Minister of Portugal from 12 March 2005 to 21 June 2011. In 2007, he acted as the President-in-Office of the Council of the European Union.[1][2]

In April 2021, the court ruled José Socrates will be tried for acts of money laundering and falsification of documents but was dismissed for three charges of corruption.

References[change | change source]

  1. Augusto Moreira, José (9 June 2005). "Socialistas procuram digerir medidas de austeridade anunciadas pelo Governo" [Socialists try to digest the austerity measures announced by the government]. Público (in Portuguese). Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  2. Cambon, Diane (27 June 2008). "Budget, impôts, retraite : la leçon d'austérité du Portugal" [Bugdet, taxes, reforms: Portugal's lesson of austerity]. Le Figaro (in French). Retrieved 24 August 2018.