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José Sócrates

GCIH
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117th Prime Minister of Portugal
In office
12 March 2005 – 21 June 2011
President Jorge Sampaio
Aníbal Cavaco Silva
Preceded by Pedro Santana Lopes
Succeeded by Pedro Passos Coelho
Secretary-General of the Socialist Party
In office
24 September 2004 – 23 July 2011
Preceded by Ferro Rodrigues
Succeeded by António José Seguro
Leader of the Opposition
In office
24 September 2004 – 12 March 2005
Prime Minister Pedro Santana Lopes
Preceded by Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues
Succeeded by Pedro Santana Lopes
Minister of Social Infrastructure
In office
23 January 2002 – 6 April 2002
Prime Minister António Guterres
Preceded by Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues
Succeeded by Luís Valente de Oliveira
Minister of the Environment
In office
25 October 1999 – 6 April 2002
Prime Minister António Guterres
Preceded by Elisa Ferreira
Succeeded by Arlindo Cunha
Deputy Minister of the Prime Minister
In office
25 November 1997 – 25 October 1999
Prime Minister António Guterres
Preceded by Jorge Coelho
Succeeded by Armando Vara
Deputy Secretary of State of the Minister of the Environment
In office
28 October 1995 – 25 November 1997
Prime Minister António Guterres
Preceded by Joaquim Poças Martins
António Taveira da Silva
Succeeded by José Guerreiro
Member of the Assembly of the Republic
In office
19 July 1987 – 5 June 2011
Constituency Castelo Branco
Personal details
Born
José Sócrates Carvalho Pinto de Sousa

6 September 1957 (1957-09-06) (age 63)
Alijó, Portugal
Political party Social Democratic Party
(Before 1981)
Socialist Party
(1981–2018)
Independent
(2018–present)
Spouse(s) Sofia Costa Pinto Fava (Divorced)
Children José Miguel
Eduardo
Alma mater Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra
Lusíada University
Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon
Independente University
University Institute of Lisbon
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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.


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