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 e Costa (Acting)
Minister of National Defence
In office
19 September 1975 – 23 July 1976
Preceded by Silvano Ribeiro
Succeeded by Mário Firmino Miguel
Member of the National Salvation Junta
In office
25 April 1974 – 14 March 1975
President António de Spínola
Francisco da Costa Gomes
Other members
Personal details
Born (1917-06-05)5 June 1917
Luanda, Portuguese Angola
Died 10 August 1983(1983-08-10) (aged 66)
Lisbon, Portugal
Political party Independent (before 1976)
Christian Democracy (from 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 104th Prime Minister of Portugal between 19 September 1975 and 23 June 1976. He ran for president in 1976, and lost.

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Vasco dos Santos Gonçalves
Prime Minister of Portugal
1975–1976
Succeeded by
Vasco Fernando Leotte de Almeida e Costa