Mário Soares


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Mário Soares
Date and place of birth
07/12/1924 in Lisbon (Portugal)
Offices held
Member of the Academic Board of the Lisbon Communist Youth Organisation ('Juventudes Comunistas') (1944–1945)
Leader of the Juvenile Movement of Democratic Unity (1945–1948)
Founder member of the Portuguese Socialist Action (1964–1973)
Secretary-General of the Socialist Party (1973–1985)
Vice-President of the Socialist International (1974–1985)
Minister for Foreign Affairs — first and second provisional governments (1974)
Minister without Portfolio — third and fourth provisional governments (1975)
Prime Minister (1976–1978; 1983–1985)
President of the Republic (1986–1996)
President of the Mário Soares Foundation (since 1991)
Member of the Council of State (since 1996)
Socialist Member of the European Parliament (1999–2004)