Mr. José Manuel Durão Barroso is notorious for claiming and bragging to be a personal friend of the Dictator of the MPLA Regime in Angola Jose Eduardo dos Santos who runs the country since 10 September 1979.
José Manuel Durão Barroso from the Maoist Revolutionary Party to the the Communist Party to President of the European Commission.
“The Socialist Party was Marxist. The program of the Social Democrat Party was also. In that time (of the foundation of the Portuguese Socialist Party) all where Marxists …” Televised interview of the ex president of the Portuguese Republic Mario Soares in the TV program “Memórias de Portugal do futuro”, on the TV Channel RTP i , broadcast on the 15 February 2012.
José Manuel Durão Barroso, now President of the European Commission, became politically active after the Portuguese Carnation Revolution of 1974, in the Marxist-Leninist Students Federation, the youth wing of the PCTP/MRPP (Communist Party of Portuguese Workers / Reorganising Movement of the Proletariat), a Maoist Revolutionary Movement connoted in Portugal with having liaisons to terrorism.
Our President of the European Commission José Manuel Durão Barroso was notorious for daubing anti-capitalist slogans on walls and seizing the law faculty’s furniture, rapidly moving high in the Maoist youth’s hierarchy.
As the Extreme-Left fails in gaining control over the country’s political destiny, José Manuel Durão Barroso decides to take a study period aboard.
Upon his return to the country he would ingress in the major independent movement of the Right, the PPD-PSD party, where once again he manage to climb high in the hierarchy ladder, due mainly to some internal party coups. Later as the main rival party falls in disgrace among the electorate, Barroso wins the chance to be elected as the country’s Prime-Minister. Still during the legislature, the European Community got short on a president, and José Manuel Durão Barroso seizes the opportunity.
In a televised video interview from 1976, one can see the young Maoist José Barroso in a very confusing statement, urging students to the “fight”, criticizing the bourgeois education system that “turns students against workers, and workers against students”.