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Vasco Gonçalves

Vasco Gonçalves
103rd Prime Minister of Portugal
In office
18 July 1974 – 19 September 1975
President António de Spínola
Francisco da Costa Gomes
Deputy José Teixeira Ribeiro
António Arnão Metelo
Preceded by Adelino da Palma Carlos
Succeeded by José Pinheiro de Azevedo
Minister of Education
In office
29 November 1974 – 4 December 1974
Preceded by Vitorino Magalhães Godinho
Succeeded by Manuel Rodrigues Carvalho
Minister of Culture
In office
29 November 1974 – 4 December 1974
Preceded by Vitorino Magalhães Godinho
Succeeded by Manuel Rodrigues Carvalho
Personal details
Born Vasco dos Santos Gonçalves
(1922-05-03)3 May 1922
Lisbon, Portugal
Died 11 June 2005(2005-06-11) (aged 84)
Almancil, Portugal
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Aida Rocha Afonso
Children 1 daughter and 1 son
Alma mater Portuguese Military Academy
Profession Army officer
Military service
Service/branch Portuguese Army
Years of service 1942–1975
Rank General
Awards Order of Aviz
Order Playa Girón

General Vasco dos Santos Gonçalves OA (Portuguese pronunciation: ; Lisbon 3 May 1921 – 11 June 2005) was a Portuguese army officer in the Engineering Corps who took part in the Carnation Revolution and later served as the 104th Prime Minister from 18 July 1974 to 19 September 1975.

He was best known for his controversial left-wing positions, including nationalization of banks and insurance companies after the events of 11 March 1975.

Son of former Benfica player, Vítor Candido Gonçalves, father of Portuguese film director Vítor Gonçalves.

External links

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  • (magazine), 5 May 1975.TIME"The World: Four Views from the Top,"
  • (magazine), 5 May 1975.TIME"PORTUGAL: A Resounding Vote for Moderation,"
  • (magazine), 11 August 1975.TIME"Lisbon's Troika: Red Threat in Portugal" (cover),
  • (magazine), 11 August 1975.TIME"PORTUGAL: Western Europe's First Communist Country?"
  • (magazine), 11 August 1975.TIME"The World: The Cork, the Ideologue, the Playboy,"
  • (magazine), 29 September 1975.TIME"PORTUGAL: Hammers Yes, Sickles No,",
  • "Portuguese ex-PM Gonçalves dies," BBC News, Sunday, 12 June 2005.
  • (London, UK), Monday, 13 June 2005.The GuardianFuchs, Dale. "General Vasco Gonçalves" (obituary),
  • (London, UK), Tuesday, 14 June 2005.The IndependentGallagher, Tom. "General Vasco Gonçalves: Marxist prime minister of Portugal" (obituary),
  • , Thursday, 16 June 2005.Resident (Portugal) AlgarveHershman, Gabriel & Graeme, Chris. "Portugal mourns its revolutionaries,"
  • (London, UK), Thursday, 23 June 2005.The Daily Telegraph"General Vasco Gonçalves" (obituary),
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