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José Eduardo dos Santos
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President of Angola
Assumed office
10 September 1979
Prime Minister Fernando José de França Dias Van-Dúnem
Marcolino Moco
Fernando José de França Dias Van-Dúnem
Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos
Paulo Kassoma[1]
Vice President Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos
Manuel Vicente
Preceded by Agostinho Neto
Personal details
Born 28 August 1942 (1942-08-28) (age 77)
Luanda, Angola[2]
Political party Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola
Spouse(s) Ana Paula dos Santos (3rd wife)
Alma mater Azerbaijan State Oil Academy

José Eduardo dos Santos (born August 28, 1942)[4] is an Angolan politician. Since 1979, he is the current President of Angola. As President, José Eduardo dos Santos is also the commander in chief of the Angolan Armed Forces.


  1. Position abolished in 2010.
  2. José Eduardo dos Santos: Biography from. Retrieved on 2011-01-09.
  3. baptized, but not practicing
  4. W. Martin James and Susan Herlin Broadhead, Historical Dictionary of Angola (2004), Scarecrow Press, page 145.