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
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