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Former Portuguese President Soares dies at 92

08 January 2017 [12:26] - TODAY.AZ

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Ex-Portuguese President Mario Soares - regarded as a father of the country's democracy - has died at the age of 92, BBC reported.

Mr Soares was prime minister between 1976 and 1978, in the aftermath of the "Carnation Revolution" that ended decades of right-wing dictatorship.

A Socialist, he returned as PM in the early 1980s and served as president between 1986 and 1996.
He had been admitted to hospital in Lisbon last month following a "general worsening of his health", doctors said.

He played in a key role after the 1974 Carnation Revolution, a military coup that put an end to 48 years of dictatorship.

A fierce critic of the junta that ruled Portugal for the next two years, Mr Soares in 1976 became the first post-war democratically elected prime minister.

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