Francisco de Sá Carneiro

Portuguese politician (1934-1980)

Francisco Manuel Lumbrales de Sá Carneiro founded the Portuguese Social Democratic Party in 1974. He was elected Prime Minister of Portugal in January 1980. Sá Carneiro died in a plane crash in December 1980.[1]

Francisco Sá Carneiro

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109th Prime Minister of Portugal
In office
3 January 1980 – 4 December 1980
PresidentAntónio Ramalho Eanes
Preceded byMaria de Lourdes Pintasilgo
Succeeded byFrancisco Pinto Balsemão
Personal details
Born(1934-07-19)19 July 1934
Porto, Portugal
Died4 December 1980(1980-12-04) (aged 46)
Camarate, Loures, Portugal
Political partySocial Democratic Party


  1. Mitchell, Paul (10 January 2005). "Portugal: inquiry concludes bomb killed Prime Minister Carneiro in 1980". International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI). Retrieved 26 September 2016.