José Baptista Pinheiro de Azevedo
|José Pinheiro de Azevedo|
|104th Prime Minister of Portugal|
19 September 1975 – 23 June 1976
|President||Francisco da Costa Gomes|
|Preceded by||Vasco Gonçalves|
|Succeeded by||Vasco de Almeida e Costa (Acting)|
|Minister of National Defence|
19 September 1975 – 23 July 1976
|Preceded by||Silvano Ribeiro|
|Succeeded by||Mário Firmino Miguel|
|Member of the National Salvation Junta|
25 April 1974 – 14 March 1975
|President||António de Spínola
Francisco da Costa Gomes
5 June 1917|
Luanda, Portuguese Angola
|Died||10 August 1983
|Political party||Independent (before 1976)
Christian Democracy (from 1976)
|Alma mater||Portuguese Navy School|
|Years of service||1937–1976|
Admiral José Baptista Pinheiro de Azevedo, GCL (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ baˈtiʃtɐ piˈɲɐjɾu dɨ ɐzɨˈvedu]; 5 June 1917 in Luanda – 10 August 1983) was a Portuguese political figure, reformer and revolutionary. He helped overthrow Marcelo Caetano in 1974. He served as the 104th Prime Minister of Portugal between 19 September 1975 and 23 June 1976. He ran for president in 1976, and lost.
Pinheiro de Azevedo was born on June 5, 1917, in the city of Luanda in Portuguese Angola. In the 1960s, he joined the Movement for Democratic Unity and was a supporter of the Presidential candidacies of José Norton de Matos, Manuel Quintão Meireles and Humberto Delgado.
Pinheiro de Azevedo served in the Portuguese Colonial War, as an admiral in charge of the maritime defense of Angola.
On August 29, 1975 he became Prime Minister of the Sixth Provisional Government replacing ousted Prime Minister Vasco Gonçalves.
At the end of his tenure as Prime Minister, he was replaced temporarily between June 23 and July 23, 1976, by Vasco Almeida e Costa, Minister of Internal Administration.
In 1976, Pinheiro de Azevedo ran as an independent for the Portuguese presidency.
Presidential Elections of 27 June 1976
|Candidates||Supporting parties||First round|
|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 (turnout 75.47%)||4,881,125|
|Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições|
Vasco dos Santos Gonçalves
|Prime Minister of Portugal
Vasco Fernando Leotte de Almeida e Costa