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Foreign Secretary comments on the death of former Portugal President Soares

Mário Soares has died at the age 92, having led his country from 1986-1996.


The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, said:

I was saddened to hear of the death of Mário Soares over the weekend. He was a major figure in modern Portuguese history and played a critical role in the establishment of democracy following the revolution in 1974.

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Published 9 January 2017