Lopo do Nascimento

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Lopo do Nascimento
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1st Prime Minister of Angola
In office
11 November 1975 – 9 December 1978
President Agostinho Neto
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Position abolished
Personal details
Born Lopo Fortunato Ferreira do Nascimento
(1942-06-10) 10 June 1942 (age 74)
Luanda, Overseas Province of Angola, Portugal
Political party MPLA

Lopo Fortunato Ferreira do Nascimento (born 10 June 1942) is an Angolan retired politician. He served as the first Prime Minister of Angola from 11 November 1975 to 9 December 1978 and was Secretary-General of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA).

Nascimento was later Minister of Territorial Administration; after resigning from that post, he was replaced by Paulo Kassoma on 9 April 1992.[1] He was elected as MPLA Secretary-General by the party's Central Committee in 1993.[2]

He was the 66th candidate on the MPLA's national list in the September 2008 parliamentary election.[3][4] He won a seat in that election, in which MPLA won an overwhelming majority in the National Assembly.[4]

On 27 January 2013 he announced his retirement from active politics.[5]


  1. ^ "Apr 1992 - Election date - Cabinet changes", Keesing's Record of World Events, Volume 38, April, 1992 Angola, Page 38851.
  2. ^ Africa Research Bulletin (1993), Blackwell, page 10,964.
  3. ^ "Eleições: Lista integral dos candidatos do MPLA, antigo PM Marcolino Moco fora, nova cara Akwá", Angola Xyami, July 5, 2008 (Portuguese).
  4. ^ a b List of deputies elected in the 2008 election, CNE website (Portuguese).
  5. ^ "Lopo do Nascimento anuncia abandono da política"
Political offices
Preceded by
Position established
Prime Minister of Angola
Succeeded by
Position abolished