Alfredo Bruto da Costa, Portuguese politician, Died at 78

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Alfredo Bruto da Costa was born on August 5, 1938, and died on November 11, 2016.

He was a Portuguese politician.

Alfredo Bruto da Costa served as Minister for Health and Social Welfare in the Government of prime minister Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo 1979–80.

From 2008, Bruto da Costa served as president of the Portuguese Economic and Social Council.

Alfredo Bruto da Costa was President of National Commission for Justice and Peace from 2008 to 2014 and a member of the Council of State between September 2014 and January 2016.

He was born in Goa in the former Portuguese India.

Alfredo Bruto da Costa was the son of António Anastásio Bruto da Costa, who led a group also known as the “Círculo de Margão” (Margão Circle) which wanted greater autonomy for Goa from Portugal during the Portuguese Second Republic.

Alfredo Bruto da Costa passed away at 78 years old.

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