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Aníbal Cavaco Silva

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19th President of Portugal
In office
9 March 2006 – 9 March 2016
Prime Minister José Sócrates
Pedro Passos Coelho
António Costa
Preceded by Jorge Sampaio
Succeeded by Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
114th Prime Minister of Portugal
In office
6 November 1985 – 28 October 1995
President António Ramalho Eanes
Mário Soares
Deputy Eurico de Melo (1987-1990)
Preceded by Mário Soares
Succeeded by António Guterres
Minister of Finance
In office
10 January 1980 – 12 January 1981
President António Ramalho Eanes
Prime Minister Francisco de Sá Carneiro
Diogo de Freitas do Amaral (acting)
Preceded by António de Sousa Franco
Succeeded by João Morais Leitão
Personal details
Aníbal António Cavaco Silva

15 July 1939 (1939-07-15) (age 82)
Boliqueime, Portugal
Political party Social Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Maria Cavaco Silva (1963-present)
Children Patrícia Maria Alves
Bruno Alves
Alma mater Technical University of Lisbon
University of York

Aníbal António Cavaco Silva, GCC (born 15 July 1939) served as the 19th President of Portugal. He served from 2006 to 2016. He won the Portuguese presidential election on 22 January 2006 and was re-elected on 23 January 2011, for a second five-year term. Cavaco Silva was sworn in on 9 March 2006.

He was previously Prime Minister of Portugal from 6 November 1985 to 28 October 1995. His tenure of ten years was the longest of any Prime Minister since Salazar, and he was the first Portuguese Prime Minister to have won an absolute parliamentary majority under the current constitutional system (which was established after the country's redemocratization following the Carnation Revolution).

Silva was born on 15 July 1939 in Boliqueime, Portugal. He studied at Technical University of Lisbon and at the University of York. Silva has been married to Maria Cavaco Silva since 1963. They have two children. He lived in Belém Palace.

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