Council of Ministers (Portugal)
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Council of Ministers Portugal

The Council of Ministers (Portuguese: Conselho de Ministros, pronounced [kõ'se?u d? mi'ni?t?u?] or [kõ'su d? m?'ni?t?u?]) is a collegial executive body within the Government of Portugal. It is presided over by the Prime Minister, but the President of Portugal can take on this role at the Prime Minister's request. All senior ministers are members of the Council of Ministers, and when the prime minister finds it applicable, state secretaries can also attend its meetings.


The Council of Ministers discusses and approves bills to be submitted to the Assembly of the Republic and decrees and resolutions.

Current Council of Ministers

As of April 11, 2019, the Council of Ministers consists of the following:[1]

Ministry Incumbent Term
Prime Minister António Costa 26 November, 2015 - present
Foreign Affairs Augusto Santos Silva 26 November, 2015 - present
Presidency and Administrative Modernization Mariana Vieira da Silva 18 February, 2019 - present
Finance João Leão 15 June 2020- present
National Defence João Gomes Cravinho 15 October, 2018 - present
Internal Administration Eduardo Cabrita 21 October, 2017 - present
Justice Francisca Van Dunem 26 November, 2015 - present
Economy Pedro Siza Vieira 15 October, 2018 - present
Culture Graça Fonseca 26 November, 2015 - present
Science, Technology and Higher Education Manuel Heitor 26 November, 2015 - present
Education Tiago Brandão Rodrigues 26 November, 2015 - present
Labour, Solidarity, and Social Security José António Vieira da Silva 26 November, 2015 - present
Health Marta Temido 15 October, 2018 - present
Planning Nelson de Souza 18 February, 2019 - present
Infrastructure and Housing Pedro Nuno Santos 18 February, 2019 - present
Environment and Energy Transition João Pedro Matos Fernandes 26 November, 2015 - present
Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Development Luís Capoulas Santos 26 November, 2015 - present
Sea Ana Paula Vitorino 26 November, 2015 - present

The following are also attending the meetings of the Council of Ministers, but without voting rights:

  • Secretary of State for Parliamentary Affairs - Duarte Cordeiro;
  • Secretary of State for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers - Tiago Caldeira Antunes.

Presidency of the Council of Ministers

The Presidency of the Council of Ministers is the central department of the Government of Portugal whose mission is to provide support to the Council of Ministers, the Prime Minister and the other members of the Government organically integrated there and promote inter-ministerial coordination of the various government departments.

In accordance with the Organic Law of the XXI Constitutional Government, the Presidency of the Council of Ministers comprises the following members of the Government:

  • Prime Minister;
    • Secretary of State for Parliamentary Affairs;
    • Secretary of State of the Prime Minister;
  • Minister of the Presidency and Administrative Modernization;
    • Secretary of State of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers;
    • Secretary of State for Administrative Modernization;
    • Secretary of State for Citizenship and Equality;
  • Deputy Minister.

The Presidency of the Council of Ministers also provides support to the dependent services of the Prime Minister, as well as the Minister of Culture and the Minister of Planning and Infrastructure.

See also


  1. ^ "Governo de Portugal". Retrieved .

External links

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