Lúcio Lara

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Lúcio Lara (born April 9, 1929 in Huambo) served as General Secretary of the MPLA during the Angolan War of Independence and Angolan Civil War.[1] Lara, a founding member of the MPLA, led the first MPLA members into Luanda on November 8, 1974. He swore in Agostinho Neto as the first president of the country.[citation needed]

Lara taught math and physics before he was elected im Secretary for Organization and Cadres at the MPLA's first national conference in December 1962.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Sellström, Tor (1999). Sweden and National Liberation in Southern Africa. p. 378.