António Guterres Biography – Portuguese politician and diplomat, António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres was born on April 30, 1949, in Parede, Cascais, Portugal.
|Name:||António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres|
|Wife:||Catarina Marques de Almeida Vaz Pinto|
|Date of Birth:||April 30, 1949|
|Net Worth:||$1 million – $5 million|
António Guterres Nationality
Guterres was born in Parede, Cascais, Portugal. He was raised in Lisbon where he spent his early life and had his primary education. He is Portuguese.
António Guterres Age
Guterres was born on April 30, 1949, hence he is currently 74 years of age.
António Guterres Height and Weight
Guterres stands at a height of 5ft 7 inches or 170 centimeters/1.70 meters and weighs 77kg as of 2023.
António Guterres Family and Siblings
Guterres was born to Virgílio Dias Guterres and Ilda Cândida dos Reis Oliveira Guterres. As of the time of filing this report, we have no details about his siblings at the moment.
António Guterres Education
Guterres attended Camões Secondary School and graduated in 1965. At the Technical University of Lisbon or Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon, he pursued studies in electrical engineering and physics. After receiving his degree in 1971, he began working as an assistant professor in the field of systems theory and communications signals before quitting to pursue a career in politics.
António Guterres Career
Guterres’s political career began in 1974 when he became a member of the Socialist Party. He soon gave up his academic career to pursue politics full-time. Guterres entered the Socialist Party leadership during the years after the Carnation Revolution of April 25, 1974, which overthrew Caetano’s regime.
At the end of the 1970s, Guterres was a part of the group that negotiated Portugal’s accession to the EU. He joined the Portuguese Refugee Council as one of its founding members in 1991.
Following the third straight loss of the Socialists in Parliamentary elections in 1992, Guterres was named secretary-general of the Socialist Party and led the opposition under Aníbal Cavaco Silva’s administration.
He was the party’s third leader in the previous six years at the time. In September 1992, he was also chosen to serve as one of the Socialist International’s 25 vice presidents.
With his election, the Socialists broke with tradition: not only was Guterres not affiliated with the left wing of the party, which was led by Sampaio, Guterres’s predecessor, or the faction around then-president and former prime minister Mário Soares, but he was also a devout Catholic, which went against the party’s historical secularism.
He met with a variety of intellectuals, scientists, and businesspeople from all across the nation and political spectrum in the lead-up to the upcoming general election. He also conferred with Portugal’s civil society when developing policies.
From 1992 to 2002, Guterres was the Socialist Party’s secretary-general. Following his party’s defeat in the 2001 Portuguese local elections, he announced his retirement as prime minister in 2002, having been elected in 1995.
Losses in Lisbon and Porto, when polls showed them to be well ahead, caused the Socialist Party to do worse than anticipated after six years of government without an absolute majority and a weak economy.
In January 2002, Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues became the leader of the Socialist Party, but Guterres stayed in that position as prime minister until the Social Democratic Party, under José Manuel Barroso, defeated them in the general election.
In spite of this setback, surveys conducted in 2012 and 2014 among Portuguese citizens rated Guterres as the finest prime minister of the preceding thirty years.
In addition to being the UN High Commissioner for Refugees from 2005 to 2015, he presided over Socialist International from 1999 to 2005.
After being elected in October 2016, Guterres took over as secretary-general at the start of the following year, replacing Ban Ki-moon and becoming the first European to occupy this position since Kurt Waldheim in 1981.
António Guterres Wife
Guterres is married to married Catarina Marques de Almeida Vaz Pinto.
António Guterres Children
Guterres has two children; Pedro Guimarães e Melo Guterres and Mariana Guimarães e Melo de Oliveira Guterres.
António Guterres Religion
Guterres is believed to be a Christian. He is a Catholic.
António Guterres Net Worth
Guterres has a net worth estimated to be from about $1 million to $5 million as of 2023.