Jorge Sampaio

President of Portugal from 1996 to 2006

Jorge Fernando Branco de Sampaio, GColTE, GCIH, GColL (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈʒɔɾʒ(ɨ) sɐ̃ˈpaju] (audio speaker iconlisten)) (18 September 1939 – 10 September 2021) was a Portuguese lawyer and politician. He was the 18th President of Portugal from 1996 to 2006. He was also the Mayor of Lisbon between 1990 until 1995. Between 1988 until 1992, he was the Leader of the Opposition.

Jorge Sampaio

Sampaio in 2003
18th President of Portugal
In office
9 March 1996 – 9 March 2006
Prime MinisterAntónio Guterres
José Manuel Barroso
Pedro Santana Lopes
José Sócrates
Preceded byMário Soares
Succeeded byAníbal Cavaco Silva
High-Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations
In office
1 April 2007 – 1 March 2013
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byNassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser
Mayor of Lisbon
In office
22 January 1990 – 15 November 1995
Preceded byNuno Krus Abecassis
Succeeded byJoão Soares
Secretary-General of the Socialist Party
In office
15 January 1989 – 23 February 1992
Preceded byVítor Constâncio
Succeeded byAntónio Guterres
Leader of the Opposition
In office
6 November 1988 – 23 February 1992
Prime MinisterAníbal Cavaco Silva
Preceded byVítor Constâncio
Succeeded byAntónio Guterres
Personal details
Jorge Fernando Branco de Sampaio

(1939-09-18)18 September 1939
Lisbon, Portugal
Died10 September 2021(2021-09-10) (aged 81)
Carnaxide e Queijas, Portugal
Political partySocialist Party
Spouse(s)Maria José Rodrigues Ritta
ChildrenVera Ritta de Sampaio
André Ritta de Sampaio
Alma materUniversity of Lisbon

In May 2006, Sampaio was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General as his first Special Envoy for the Global Plan to Stop Tuberculosis. In April 2007, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon designated him as High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, a position he held till September 2012.

Sampaio died at a hospital in Carnaxide e Queijas, Portugal on 10 September 2021 from respiratory failure, aged 81.[1][2]

References change

  1. "Morreu Jorge Sampaio". Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (in Portuguese). 10 September 2021.
  2. "Jorge Sampaio, who showed extent of Portuguese presidential powers, dies at 81". Reuters. 10 September 2021.

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