| Portugal/Prime Minister |
|Head of government of Portugal|
The Portuguese Prime Minister is the head of government. As head of government, the Prime Minister coordinates the actions of ministers, represents the Government of Portugal to the other bodies of state, is accountable to Parliament and keeps the President informed. The Prime Minister can hold the role of head of government with the portfolio of one or more ministries.
There is no limit to the number of terms a person can serve as Prime Minister. The Prime Minister is appointed by the President of the Republic following legislative elections, after having heard the parties represented in the Parliament. Usually, the person named is the leader of the largest party in the previous election, but there have been exceptions over the years.
Office Holders on Wikispooks
|António Costa||26 November 2015|
|Jose Socrates||12 March 2005||21 June 2011|
|Pedro M. Santana Lopes||17 July 2004||12 March 2005|
|José Manuel Barroso||6 April 2002||17 July 2004|
|António Guterres||28 October 1995||6 April 2002|
|Francisco Pinto Balsemão||9 January 1981||9 June 1983|
|António de Oliveira Salazar||5 July 1932||25 September 1968|