New Cabinet reduced in size
Incoming prime minister, Pedro Passos Coelho, of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) has named Vitor Gaspar as the new finance minister. His first role will be to deal with the €78 billion EU/IMF bailout deal.
The Democratic and Social Centre – People´s Party (CDS-PP) coalition partner leader, Paulo Portas, will be the new foreign minister in a Cabinet which had been reduced from 16 to 11 ministers.
The full list of ministers is as follows:
|Pedro Passos Coelho||Prime Minister|
|Vitor Gaspar||Minister of Finance|
|Álvaro Santos Pereira||Minister of Economy and Employment|
|Paulo Portas||Minister for Foreign Affairs|
|Paula Teixeira da Cruz||Minister of Justice|
|Miguel Macedo||Minister of Internal Administration|
|Miguel Relvas||Deputy Minister and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs|
|Nuno Crato||Minister of Education, Higher Education and Science|
|Pedro Mota Soares||Minister of Solidarity and Social Security|
|Assunção Cristas||Minister of Agriculture, Sea, Environment and Spatial Planning|
|Paulo Macedo||Minister of Health|
|José Pedro Aguiar-Branco||Minister of National Defence|