Anibal Cavaco Silva
Aníbal António Cavaco Silva, (born 15 July 1939), is the President of Portugal. He won the Portuguese presidential election on 22 January 2006 and was re-elected on 23 January 2011, for a second five-year term. Cavaco Silva was sworn in on 9 March 2006.
He was previously Prime Minister of Portugal from 6 November 1985 to 28 October 1995. His tenure of ten years was the longest of any ... more »
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''Everyone was tired with the old style politicians and their flowery rhetoric. I just told them there are tough times ahead, but that they would be less tough with me in charge.''Anibal Cavaco Silva (b. 1939), Portuguese premier. Independent (London, January 13, 1992).