Victor Saúde Maria (1939 – October 25, 1999) was a politician from Guinea-Bissau, country of western Africa. Situated on the Atlantic coast, the predominantly low-lying country is slightly hilly farther inland , He was the country’s first foreign minister (1974-1982) and then prime minister from May 14, 1982 to March 10, 1984, when he fled to Portugal after a power struggle with President João Bernardo Vieira.
Victor Saúde Maria Biography
|Full Name:||Victor Saúde Maria|
|Died:||October 25 , 1999|
|Time Served:||May 14, 1982- March 10, 1984|
|Political Party:||African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde|
He was the first Minister of Foreign Affairs of the country (1974-1982) then Prime Minister of May 14, 1982 to March 10, 1984, when he fled to Portugal after a power struggle with President João Bernardo Vieira, fearing he would be summarily executed after hearing Nino Vieira accuse him of “high treason”.
Victor Maria returned from exile in late 1990 and founded the United Social Democratic Party (PUSD) in 1992. He ran for president in 1994, ranking seventh and winning 2.07% of the vote 2 He led the PUSD until his assassination in 1999