Victor Saúde Maria

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Victor Saúde Maria
Victor Saúde Maria 1980.jpg
Victor Saúde Maria in 1980
4th Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau
In office
14 May 1982 – 10 March 1984
President João Bernardo Vieira
Preceded by João Bernardo Vieira
Succeeded by Carlos Correia (1991)
Personal details
Born 1939
Died 25 October 1999(1999-10-25) (aged 60)

Victor Saúde Maria (1939 – 25 October 1999) was a Guinea-Bissau politician. He was the country's first Foreign Minister (1974–1982) and then went on to be Prime Minister from 14 May 1982 until 10 March 1984, when he fled to Portugal after a power struggle with President João Bernardo Vieira.

Maria returned from exile in late 1990 and set up the United Social Democratic Party (PUSD) in 1992. He ran for President in 1994, placing seventh and receiving 2.07% of the vote.[1] He led the PUSD until his assassination in 1999.


  1. ^ Elections in Guinea-Bissau, African Elections Database.
Preceded by
Foreign Minister of Guinea-Bissau
Succeeded by
Samba Lamine Mané