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Rebelo de Sousa is Portugal’s new President

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of the centre-right Social Democratic Party (PSD) and backed by the CDS – People’s Party has won yesterday’s presidential election. Rebelo de Sousa won 52% of […]

Presidential 2016

An election took place on 24 January 2016. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (Social Democratic Party, People’s Party, People’s Monarchist Party) 52.00% António Sampaio da Nóvoa (Independent supported by Portuguese Workers’ […]

Presidential election today

Portugal is voting today to elect a president to replace incumbent Aníbal Cavaco Silva who is not eligible to stand again. Voters will have a choice of ten candidates for […]

Cabinet of Portugal

António Costa Prime Minister Augusto Santos Silva Minister of Foreign Affairs Maria Manuel Leitão Marques Minister of the Presidency and Administrative Modernization Mário Centeno Minister of Finance José Alberto Azeredo […]

António Costa appoints his government

Portugal’s President Aníbal Cavaco Silva has accepted the list of the new Socialist Party government led by Dr. António Costa as prime minister. The swearing in of ministers will take […]

President designates Socialist Party leader as PM

President Aníbal Cavaco Silva has designated the Socialist Party leader, Dr. António Costa, as the new Prime Minister of Portugal following the general election on 4th October. The delay had […]

Government defeated in confidence motion

Portugal’s centre-right Portugal Alliance (PàF) government, composed of the Social Democrats (PSD) and the People’s Party (CDS-PP), lost a confidence motion yesterday as it presented its proposed programme to parliament. […]

New Cabinet formed

Following the recent general election Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho has put the finishing touches to his Cabinet. The new Cabinet has eight new ministers and two new departments; a […]

Centre-right win but no overall majority

Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho’s Portugal Ahead or Portugal Alliance – (PàF-Portugal à Frente) has emerged from the general election as the largest party in the new parliament. However, they […]

Parliamentary 2015

An election to the Assembly of the Republic took place on 4 October 2015. Portugal Ahead (Portugal à Frente, PàF) 102 Socialist Party (Partido Socialista) 86 Left Bloc (Bloco de […]

Portugal goes to the polls today

Portugal is the first of the major European countries to have been bailed out after the 2009 financial crisis to face fresh election (discounting the Greek turmoil). In the 2011 […]

General Election on 4th October

President Aníbal Cavaco Silva has announced that a general election will be held on 4th October with the campaign period running from 20th September. In the June 2011 general election […]

IMF completes Article IV consultation with Portugal

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its Article IV consultation with Portugal. The full press release as published on the IMF website is as follows; “IMF Executive Board Concludes […]

Anabela Rodrigues appointed Minister of Internal Administration

Anabela Rodrigues has been appointed the new Minister of Internal Administration. She is a political newcomer and will face an uphill task in a highly politically sensitive role. Anabela Miranda […]

Interior Minister stands down as corruption probe continues

Miguel Macedo, Portugal’s Minister of Internal Administration, resigned yesterday following a series of corruption allegations and an investigation into some of his business and ministerial connections. Police arrested eleven people […]

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