Marcolino Moco

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Marcolino Moco
1st Executive Secretary of the
Lusophone Commonwealth
In office
17 July 1996 – July 2000
Succeeded byDulce Pereira
3rd Prime Minister of Angola
In office
December 2, 1992 – June 3, 1996
Preceded byFernando José de França Dias Van-Dúnem
Succeeded byFernando José de França Dias Van-Dúnem
Provincial Commissioner of Bié
In office
1986–1987
Preceded byJoão Marques Bassovava
Succeeded byLuís Paulino dos Santos
Provincial Commissioner of Huambo
In office
1987–1989
Preceded byJoão Marques Bassovava
Succeeded byOsvaldo Serra Van-Dúnem
Minister of Youth and Sports
In office
1989–1992
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byOsvaldo Serra Van-Dúnem
Personal details
Born
Marcolino José Carlos Moco

(1953-06-19) June 19, 1953 (age 66)
Chitue, Ekunha, Angola

Marcolino José Carlos Moco (Chitue, Ekunha, June 19, 1953) is an Angolan politician. He was the 3rd Prime Minister of Angola from December 2, 1992 until June 3, 1996.[1] He served as the first Executive Secretary of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, also known as the Lusophone Commonwealth.

Career[edit]

Moco was fired from his role by President José Eduardo dos Santos. Santos removed the entire cabinet alongside the Governor of the central bank in a bid to be seen as decisive.[1] Moco was a member of the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the party of the President, which had been the ruling party until 1991, shortly before Moco became Prime Minister (with an interlude by a government of national unity, after which the MPLA again became the ruling party until the present).

CPLP[edit]

In July 1996, Moco became the first Executive Secretary of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, a new international organization which Portugal and most of its former colonies, including Angola, joined. Moco's term as Executive Secretary ended in 2000.

Personal life[edit]

Moco's eldest son is Chilala Moco, a photographer based in Angola and Portugal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Do something" The Economist (London); Jun 8, 1996; p. 45
Political offices
Preceded by
Fernando José de França Dias Van-Dúnem
Prime Minister of Angola
1992-1996
Succeeded by
Fernando José de França Dias Van-Dúnem