quarta-feira, 20 de janeiro de 2016

Died Almeida Santos

Almeida Santos felt sick after dinner and watched still at her residence. The founder of the Socialist Party, which would complete 90 years on February 15, was submitted by twice the cardiovascular surgeries.

Lawyer, formed in Coimbra, soon settled in Lourenço Marques (now Maputo), where he also became involved in political activities and to support the nationalists.

The involvement in politics led him to be one of the protagonists in the Portugal post 25 April 1974, as Minister of several folders, since the I provisional Government, State Councilor, President of the Assembly of the Republic and President of the PS, having been one of the closest collaborators of Mário Soares.

Author of dozens of books, boasted several prizes, notably the Portuguese Grand Cross of the order of freedom and the military order of Christ.

The body will be burning Chamber in the Basilica da Estrela in Lisbon, but there will be no religious ceremony, at the request of his own.

Prime Minister receives the news with "shock"

The Prime Minister, Antonio Costa, received the news of the death of Almeida Santos on arrival the Cape Verde "with great shock," said his own speaking to Portuguese news agency Lusa, adding that this is the "loss of a great friend, a comrade".

Almeida Santos "was an extraordinary man, a great leg islator, who built the rule of law following the April 25, 1974," he said.

Maria de Belém suspends campaign

Already the presidential candidate Maria de Belém Roseira suspended today all actions of electoral campaign until the funeral of Honorary Chairman of the PS.

"She was a person with a wisdom and extraordinary serenity. With an absolutely amazing intelligence. People like this are always a huge lack when they vanish and the world stays the same, "said Maria de Belém.

Sampaio da Nóvoa, also a presidential candidate, recalled Abdullah Salim as a "fighter for freedom and all cherished".

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa ranked Almeida Santos as an "unusual personality" and "a very intelligent man", highlighting the role played by the ex-head of the PS in the consolidation of democracy.

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