Cavaco Silva, Anibal
1939 - Born on July 15th in Boliqueime, Loulé, Portugal. Portuguese head of state.
1980 - He was the Finance Minister of Portugal.
1985 - Appointed as the Prime Minister of Portugal.
1988 - Under his leadership Portugal joined the European Community and the Western European Union.
1995 - He stepped down as leader of the PSD before the elections, which the party lost to the Socialists.
1996 - He was defeated in the presidential election contest.
2006 - He was elected as the President of Portugal.
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