Former Portugal President Mario Soares passes away

Portugal’s former President Mario Soares passed away in capital city Lisbon. He was 92. He is widely seen as the father of the Portugal’s modern-day democracy. He was the founder of Portugal’s Socialist party and had spearhead of the country’s entry into the European Union (EU). He was Portugal’s 17th President from 1986 to 1996. He had headed (as Prime Minister) Portugal’s first democratically elected government from 1976 to 1978. Later he also served PM from 1983 to 1985.