About Jose Eduardo dos Santos:

José dos Santos is the President of Angola, the seventh-largest nation in South Africa. As a younger boy, he confirmed a robust curiosity in politics, becoming a member of the ‘Folks’ Motion for the Liberation of Angola’ (‘MPLA’), whereas nonetheless at school.  José Eduardo dos Santos pursued his more excellent schooling from the ‘Azerbaijan Oil and Chemistry Institute,’ finally returning to his homeland.

As soon as again, he joined the ‘MPLA’ as soon as once more and performed a majorsignificanttion within the Angolan wrestle for independence from the Portuguese colonial rule. Quickly after independence, he was made the Minister of Overseas Affairs, and later the Minister of Planning. After that, he was appointed because of Angola’s President, the workplace he held for the final thirty-six years. When he turned the President, he was additionally made the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

TIn the next 12 months, he turned the President of the ‘Folks’ Meeting.’ Initially, he was well-known, regardless of the civil battle led by opposition political events.

Nonetheless, quickly elections have been withheld, and the President continued to stay in the workplace, without the residents’ votes. The brand new structure stated that any social gathering that wins the legislative elections could be introduced because of the President. Since ‘MPLA’ received not too long ago, José Eduardo dos Santos was re-appointed because of the President and continues to serve on this capability.

Early Life:

In 1961 dos Santos, an aggressor patriot, joined the Movimento Well-liked de Libertação de Angola (Well-liked Motion for the Liberation of Angola; MPLA) supported Portugal’s independence. José Eduardo dos Santos was chosen by the motion to check-in Moscow, the place he educated as an engineer, specializing within the oil business’s issues, an important sector of Angola’s financial system.

In the wake of getting back to Angola in 1970, dos Santos filled in as an energetic fighter with the MPLA’s Second Navy Entrance in Cabinda, the Angola oil province. A frequent consultant of the MPLA at worldwide boards, he was elected to the motion’s political bureau’s government committee. After the nation achieved independence in 1975, many teams vied for Angola management and the União Nacional para an Independência Complete de Angola (Nationwide Union for the Complete Freedom of Angola; UNITA).

José Eduardo dos Santos

Which was driven by Jonas Savimbi. The MPLA finally declared itself the federal government, establishing a single-party system, although UNITA continued to stage guerrilla assaults. In 1975 dos Santos turned Angola’s first prime minister, and three years later, when that submit was eradicated, he was named planning minister.

Private Life:

The President has been hitched threefold and has six children. By and by, he’s connected to Ana Paula dos Santos, a vogue life-sized model and air entertainer of the Angolan official plane.

Amongst his kids, probably the most well-known are José Filomeno, a son with second spouse Luísa Perdigão Abrantes, and Isabel, his first spouse, Tatiana Kukanova.

Main Works:

The President, who has been in the workplace since 1979, is thought for having performed a significant function within the independence motion of Angola and selling peace and democracy within the nation.


Following the dying of President Agostinho Neto in 1979, dos Santos got here to energy. Pragmatic and versatile, José Eduardo dos Santos tried to enhance relations with the West, particularly America, which didn’t acknowledge the MPLA-led authorities. Within the early 1990s, the deserted Marxist-Leninism and ordered the withdrawal of Cuban troops that had been within the nation because of the late 1970s. The adjustments did little to appease UNITA, which intensified its assaults.

In 1991 dos Santos signed a peace settlement with UNITA and consented to multiparty decisions. After he crushed Savimbi at the surveys in 1992, UNITA resumed the preventing, which didn’t finish till Savimbi died in 2002. As elections initially slated for 1997 had been postponed indefinitely due to the battle, its repercussions, dos Santos remained President into the 2000s.

José Eduardo dos Santos

In 2007 dos Santos introduced that parliamentary elections can be held in September 2008, whereas the presidential election can be held in 2009. The MPLA was victorious within the 2008 parliamentary elections; though there have been studies of fraud and intimidation, worldwide observers have deemed the elections legitimate. The official political decision booked for 2009 was deferred.

In the subsequent 12 months, a brand new structure eradicated the President’s direct election and as an alternative supplied for the presidential submit to be crammed by the social gathering chief with the most significant share of the vote in parliamentary elections. The change meant that dos Santos would stay President a minimum of till the following spherical of parliamentary elections, scheduled for 2012. Dos Santos secured one other five years as President when the MPLA received a great majority within the Parliament within the August 31, 2012, elections.


In 1970, Santos returned to Angola and re-joined the ‘Folks’ Motion for the Liberation of Angola’ (‘MPLA’). This ‘MPLA’ department was referred to as the ‘Folks Armed Forces for the Liberation of Angola’ (‘FAPLA’).

José Eduardo dos Santos served because the radio transmitter of ‘FAPLA’ within the Cabinda Province, and four years later, he was made sub-commander of the area’s telecom department.

As a consultant of ‘MPLA,’ he traveled to Congo, Yugoslavia, and China, subsequently changing into a member of the ‘Central Committee’ and ‘Politburo’ of the MPLA in Mexico, Angola.

In 1975, José took over the administration of ‘Division of Overseas Affairs’ and the ‘Division of Well being,’ belonging to the ‘MPLA.’ When Angola attained freedom from the Portuguese rule, the ‘MPLA’ got here into energy.

Nevertheless, a civil battle broke out, led by the opposition events’ Nationwide Union for the Complete Independence of Angola’ (‘UNITA’) and ‘Nationwide Liberation Entrance of Angola’ (‘FNLA’).

On September 10, 1979, José turned the President of the ‘MPLA,’ and ten days later, he was sworn in because of Angola’s President. Throughout the identical interval, he was additionally made the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
In the subsequent 12 months, November 9, 1980, the President was appointed because of the speaker of the ‘Folks’ Meeting.’

Within the 1992 presidential elections, the President of Angola defeated his opposition candidate Jonas Savimbi. Nevertheless, the second spherical of elections were held since neither had obtained 50% votes.

The elections have been believed to have been rigged, and the ‘MPLA’ military killed innumerable protestors. This three-day battle leading to protesters’ dying got here to be generally known as the ‘Halloween Bloodbath.’

Following the bloodbath, Savimbi gave up the elections to affix the on-going civil battle, and Santos continued to function as the President of the nation.

In 2001, the President declared his determination to retire from the submit after the next elections. Two years later, he was as soon as once more appointed because the President of ‘MPLA,’ and no subsequent elections have been held.

Within the legislative elections of 2008, ‘MPLA’ was received by a majority and set about getting ready a brand new structure. In response to the amendments made, the pinnacle of the social, political gathering that wins probably the most variety of seats within the Parliament can be appointed because of the President.

The President co-founded the ‘African Nations Diamond Producers Affiliation’ in November 2006 to assist in the expansion of international funding within the diamond business of just about twenty African international locations.

When the ‘MPLA’ received many seats within the 2012 parliamentary elections, José remained in the workplace, keeping with the brand new structure’s guidelines.

Throughout his political profession, this President has additionally confronted controversy. He has been accused of build up his wealth at the price of residing for Angola residents. When the Parliament prohibited the President from investing in corporations, the political chief made his daughter plow cash as an alternative.

Biography and Wiki

Biography and Wiki
Full Name José Eduardo dos Santos
Nick Name Santos
Birthday August 28, 1942
Age 78 Years, 78 Year Old Males
Sun Sign Virgo
Also Known As Jose Eduardo Dos Santos
Born In Luanda
Famous As President Of Angola
Nationality Angolan

Family and Relatives

Family and Relatives
Spouse/Ex Ana Paula Dos Santos, Maria Luisa Abrantes Perdigao, Tatiana Kukanova
Father Avelino Eduardo Dos Santos
Mother Jacinta José Paulino
Children Eduane Danilo Lemos Dos Santos, Eduardo Breno Lemos Dos Santos, Isabel Dos Santos, José Avelino Gourgel Dos Santos, José Eduardo Paulino Dos Santos, José Filomeno Dos Santos, Joseana Lemos Dos Santos, Josiah Dos Santos, Welwitschia José Dos Santos


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