José Baptista Pinheiro de Azevedo

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José Pinheiro de Azevedo
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104th Prime Minister of Portugal
In office
19 September 1975 – 23 June 1976
President Francisco da Costa Gomes
Preceded by Vasco Gonçalves
Succeeded by Vasco de Almeida Costa
Minister of National Defence
In office
19 September 1975 – 23 June 1976
Preceded by Silvano Ribeiro
Succeeded by Mário Firmino Miguel
Member of the National Salvation Junta
In office
25 April 1974 – 16 May 1974
President António de Spínola
Preceded by Marcelo Caetano
Succeeded by Adelino da Palma Carlos
Personal details
Born (1917-06-05)5 June 1917
Luanda, Angola Portugal
Died 10 August 1983(1983-08-10) (aged 66)
Lisboa, Portugal Portugal
Political party Independent (before 1976)
Christian Democratic Party (after 1976)
Alma mater Portuguese Navy School
Occupation Naval officer
Military service
Service/branch Portuguese Navy
Years of service 1937–1976
Rank Admiral

Admiral José Baptista Pinheiro de Azevedo, GCL (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ baˈtiʃtɐ piˈɲɐjɾu dɨ ɐzɨˈvedu]; Luanda, 5 June 1917 – 10 August 1983) was a Portuguese political figure, reformer and revolutionary. He helped overthrow Marcelo Caetano in 1974. He served as the 105th prime minister of Portugal between 19 September 1975 and 23 June 1976. He ran for president in 1976, and lost.

He was one of two high-ranking military officers accused by Oswald LeWinter of trafficking in weapons which led to the death of Francisco de Sá Carneiro and Adelino Amaro da Costa.[citation needed]

Presidential Elections of 27 June 1976[edit]

e • d Summary of the 27 June 1976 Portuguese presidential election results
Candidates Supporting parties First round
Votes %
António Ramalho Eanes Independent 2,967,137 61.59
Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho Independent 792,760 16.46
José Pinheiro de Azevedo Independent 692,147 14.37
Octávio Rodrigues Pato Portuguese Communist Party 365,586 7.59
Total valid 4,817,630 100.00
Blank ballots 43,242 0.89
Invalid ballots 20,253 0.41
Total (turnout 75.47%) 4,881,125
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições