Mário Soares

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Soares, Mário


Born Dec. 7, 1924, in Lisbon. Portuguese political and state figure.

Soares graduated from the University of Lisbon with degrees in philology and law. In 1964 he helped found the Portuguese Socialist Action, which was reorganized as the Portuguese Socialist Party in 1973. Soares became secretary-general of the party in 1973. He was nominated as a candidate for the National Assembly by the legal opposition in 1965 and 1969. Soares was arrested and exiled for his political activities numerous times. He lived as an emigré in France between 1970 and the victory of the revolution on Apr. 25, 1974. From May 1974 to July 1975 he served as minister of foreign affairs and minister without portfolio in the provisional government of Portugal. Soares headed the first constitutional government in Portugal from July 1976 to July 1978. In October 1980 he resigned as secretary-general of the Portuguese Socialist Party.

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Joao Soares, son of the former president Mario Soares, will be the new culture minister.
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Some of the pervious prominent recipients of the Noth-South Prize were Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland (1997), Mario Soares, former President of the Republic of Portugal (2000), Xanana Gusmao, former President of the Republic of East Timor (2000), Kofi Anan, former UN Secretary General (2007), Queen Raania Al-Abdullah of Jordan (2008), Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the Soviet Union and Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva, former President of Brazil.
Mario Soares is former president and former premier of Portugal.
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Dr Mario Soares, former President of Portugal, described his humble background, his early life under a military dictatorship and his experiences in prison and in exile fighting for democracy.
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Also there: Czech Prime Minister Jiri Paroubek, former Spanish Premier Felipe Gonzalez, former Portuguese leader Mario Soares, who warned that a 'no' from France would be 'a great danger for Europe and a backward step.
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This scenario has been repeated with the latest such mission by a United Nations delegation headed by Mario Soares, a former Portuguese Prime Minister: Its report, published only days after the Algerian President's shock announcement, has been branded a whitewash by Amnesty International.
Former President of Portugal Mario Soares received an homage on February 8.