Diogo Freitas do Amaral

Diogo Pinto de Freitas do Amaral (Portuguese pronunciation: [diˈoɣu ˈfɾɐjtɐʒ ðu ɐmɐˈɾal]; 21 July 1941 – 3 October 2019), known as Freitas do Amaral, was a Portuguese politician and law professor. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 10 January 1980 to 12 January 1981 and from 12 March 2005 to 3 July 2006. He also served briefly as Prime Minister in an interim capacity in the early 1980s.


Diogo de Freitas do Amaral

Freitas do Amaral in 2005
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
12 March 2005  3 July 2006
Prime MinisterJosé Sócrates
Preceded byAntónio Monteiro
Succeeded byLuís Amado
In office
10 January 1980  12 January 1981
Prime MinisterFrancisco de Sá Carneiro
Preceded byJoão Cardoso
Succeeded byAndré Gonçalves Pereira
Leader of the CDS – People's Party
In office
31 January 1988  22 March 1992
Preceded byAdriano Moreira
Succeeded byManuel Monteiro
In office
19 July 1974  20 February 1983
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byFrancisco Lucas Pires
Vice Prime Minister of Portugal
In office
4 September 1981  9 June 1983
Prime MinisterFrancisco Pinto Balsemão
Preceded byPosition vacant
Succeeded byCarlos Mota Pinto
In office
3 January 1980  9 January 1981
Prime MinisterFrancisco de Sá Carneiro
Preceded byManuel Jacinto Nunes
Succeeded byPosition vacant
Minister of National Defence
In office
4 September 1981  9 June 1983
Prime MinisterFrancisco Pinto Balsemão
Preceded byLuís de Azevedo Coutinho
Succeeded byCarlos Mota Pinto
Prime Minister of Portugal
interim
In office
4 December 1980  9 January 1981
PresidentAntónio Ramalho Eanes
DeputyFrancisco Pinto Balsemão
Preceded byFrancisco de Sá Carneiro
Succeeded byFrancisco Pinto Balsemão
Personal details
Born(1941-07-21)21 July 1941
Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal
Died3 October 2019(2019-10-03) (aged 78)
Cascais, Portugal
Political partyIndependent
Other political
affiliations
Democratic and Social Centre - People's Party
Spouse(s)Maria José Salgado Sarmento de Matos
Children4
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