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Encyclopedia > José Sócrates
José Sócrates
José Sócrates
Order: 15th Prime Minister of Portugal
(since the Portuguese Constitution of 1976)
Term of Office March 12, 2005 -
Predecessor: Pedro Santana Lopes
Date of Birth September 6, 1957
Place of Birth: Vilar de Maçada
Political Party: Socialist

José Sócrates Carvalho Pinto de Sousa (born in Vilar de Maçada, 6 September 1957) is a Portuguese politician, secretary-general of the Socialist Party and the current prime minister of Portugal, since March 12, 2005. Photo of José Sócrates, from a Socialist Party leaflet for the Portuguese Parliament election, edited for wikipedia by wS. Fair use assumed. ... Prime Ministers of the Constitutional Monarchy (1834-1910) First Republic Military Dictatorship Estado Novo Third Republic See also: List of Presidents of Portugal, Politics of Portugal, Lists of incumbents This article contains content from HierarchyPedia article Prime Minister of Portugal, used here under the GNU Free Documentation License. ... The first Portuguese Constitution was drafted in 1822. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in Leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Pedro Miguel de Santana Lopes (born June 29, 1956) is a Portuguese politician, and has been Prime Minister of Portugal since July 17, 2004. ... September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years). ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Political parties in Portugal lists political parties in Portugal. ... The Socialist Party (Portuguese: Partido Socialista) is a political party of Portugal. ... September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years). ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... The Socialist Party (Portuguese: Partido Socialista) is a political party of Portugal. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in Leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...


José Sócrates is a civil engineer, with post-graduate studies in the area of sanitary engineering. He has been a member of the Socialist Party since 1981 and a member of parliament since 1987. In 1995, he entered government as secretary of state for Environment in the first government of António Guterres. Two years later, Sócrates became Minister for Youth and Sports and was one of the organizers of the EURO 2004 cup in Portugal. He became Minister for Environment in Guterres' second government in 1999. Following the elections of 2002 (won by Durão Barroso), Sócrates became a member of the opposition. After the resignation of Ferro Rodrigues as party leader in 2004, he won a bid for the post of secretary-general against Manuel Alegre and João Soares, winning the vote of nearly 80% of party members on 24 September 2004. 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres (b. ... Euro 2004 Logo The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly called EURO 2004, was held in Portugal between 12 June and 4 July 2004. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... José Manuel Durão Barroso (pronunced: IPA, ʒuzɛ mɐnuɛɫ duɾɐ̃w̃ bɐRozu) (born in Lisbon, March 23, 1956) is a Portuguese politician. ... Eduardo Luís Barreto Ferro Rodrigues (born in Lisbon, November 3, 1949) is a Portuguese politician and economist. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Manuel Alegre de Melo Duarte (born Águeda, 12 May 1936) is a Portuguese poet and politician, member of the Socialist Party. ... João Barroso Soares (born Lisbon, 29 August 1949) is a Portuguese lawyer and politician, member of the Socialist Party, and former mayor of Lisbon. ...


The newspaper O Independente (founded by former PP leader Paulo Portas) implicated him in a scandal related to his time as Minister in the Guterres administration, claming that he allowed construction of a major shopping mall in a reserved natural area in exchange for funding for his party, which would constitute a crime under Portuguese law. The case is being investigated, but Portuguese police has denied the allegation that Sócrates is even considered a suspect. O Independente (Portuguese for The Independent) is a Portuguese weekly newspaper. ... The Partido Popular (known in English as the Peoples Party) is a Portuguese political party. ... Paulo Sacadura Cabral Portas was born on 12 September 1962 into a bourgeois family in Lisbon, with roots in Vila Viçosa on the paternal side and agricultural aristocracy of the side of his mother. ... A scandal involves widely publicized allegations of wrong-doing, disgrace or moral outrage. ...


He is divorced, and has two children.


After the landslide victory of his party in the 2005 Portuguese election, Sócrates was called on 24 February by president Jorge Sampaio to form a new government. Sócrates and his government took office in March 12, 2005. The Portuguese Parliament election took place on February 20, 2005. ... Jorge Fernando Branco de Sampaio (  listen) is the current Portuguese President of the Republic, elected for a second term in January 14, 2001. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in Leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...


Note: Despite the fact that "Pinto de Sousa" is his father's family name, this politician is known universally by the name José Sócrates.

Preceded by:
Pedro Santana Lopes
Prime Minister of Portugal
2005
Succeeded by:
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