Portugal/Prime Minister

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(Prime Minister)
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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 Costa26 November 2015
Jose Socrates12 March 200521 June 2011
Pedro M. Santana Lopes17 July 200412 March 2005
José Manuel Barroso6 April 200217 July 2004
António Guterres28 October 19956 April 2002
Mário Soares9 June 19836 November 1985
Francisco Balsemão9 January 19819 June 1983
Mário Soares23 July 197628 August 1978
António de Oliveira Salazar5 July 193225 September 1968
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