Democracy That Delivers
Soares, Mario

Soares, Mario

President of Portugal (1986-1996) and Prime Minister of Portugal (1976-1978 and 1983-1985)


Goodbye to Mario Soares, Portugal’s “father of democracy”

Leadership, honesty and solid democratic values are tremendously needed attributes in times of uncertainty such as these. And Mario Soares had them all. He is going to be enormously missed. Mario Soares, who has died at the age of 92, was a founding Member of the Club de Madrid and the crucial leader that shed light on the path to democracy that Portugal undertook in the seventies.

Club de Madrid
Palacio del Marqués de Cañete. Calle Mayor, 69, Planta 1, 28013 Madrid - Spain
Tel +34 911 548 230 Fax +34 911 548 240