Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues
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Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues

Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues

Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues smiling at handshaking, Bratislava Informal Parliamentary Summit 2016-10-07.jpg
President of the Assembly of the Republic

23 October 2015
Assunção Esteves
Secretary-General of the Socialist Party

20 January 2002 - 24 September 2004
António Guterres
José Sócrates
Leader of the Opposition

6 April 2002 - 24 September 2004
José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso
José Sócrates
Minister of Social Infrastructure

10 March 2001 - 23 January 2002
António Guterres
Jorge Coelho
José Sócrates
Minister of Labour and Solidarity

25 November 1997 - 10 March 2001
António Guterres
Maria João Rodrigues
(Training and Employment)
Paulo Pedroso
Minister of Solidarity and Social Security

28 October 1995 - 25 November 1997
António Guterres
José Falcão e Cunha
(Employment and Social Security)
Position abolished
Personal details
Eduardo Luís Barreto Ferro Rodrigues

(1949-11-03) 3 November 1949 (age 71)
Lisbon, Portugal
Political partySocialist Party
Spouse(s)Maria Filomena Lopes Peixoto de Aguilar
ChildrenJoão Luís
Alma materSchool of Economics and Finance, Technical University of Lisbon

Eduardo Luís Barreto Ferro Rodrigues (born 3 November 1949) is a Portuguese politician and economist who has been President of the Assembly of the Republic since 2015, in the 13th (2015-2019) and 14th Legislatures (2019-present). He was Minister for Social Security, and later Minister for Public Works, in the governments of António Guterres.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Lisbon, he obtained the degree of licenciado in economics at what today is the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão (ISEG) of Lisbon University, and is a lecturer in economics at ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon.

Political career

In 2002, Ferro Rodrigues was elected Secretary-General of the Portuguese Socialist Party, a position he retained for two years.[2] He resigned on 9 July 2004, immediately after President Jorge Sampaio announced a decision not to hold early elections when Prime Minister José Manuel Barroso stepped down from office in order to be appointed President of the European Commission.[3] Shortly after, Rodrigues was appointed as Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Portugal to the OECD.[1]

Following the October 2015 parliamentary election, he was elected as President of the Assembly of the Republic on 23 October 2015 with the support of the Socialists, the Communists and the Left Bloc. Ferro received 120 votes against 108 votes for the candidate of the centre-right government.[4]

After the 2019 parliamentary election, Ferro Rodrigues was re-elected as President of the Assembly of the Republic, receiving 178 votes.[5]


Married to Maria Filomena Lopes Peixoto de Aguilar, he has two children, João Luís de Aguilar Ferro Rodrigues and a daughter, television presenter Rita Ferro Rodrigues.


Portuguese honours

Foreign honours


  1. ^ a b "Portugal: Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OECD". Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Archived from the original on 11 March 2011.
  2. ^ Freire, André; Lobo, Marina Costa; Magalhães, Pedro (2007). Portugal at the polls: in 2002. Lexington Books. pp. 127-128. ISBN 978-0-7391-1563-3.
  3. ^ Stuart, Paul (21 July 2004). "Portugal's Prime Minister Barroso nominated as European Commission president". World Socialist Web Site. Archived from the original on 11 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Portugal parliament elects Socialist speaker with support of left", Reuters, 23 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Ferro Rodrigues reeleito para presidência da Assembleia promete mobilização contra "ameaça climática"". (in Portuguese). Diário de Notícias. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "Cidadãos Nacionais Agraciados com Ordens Portuguesas". Página Oficial das Ordens Honoríficas Portuguesas. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ a b c "Cidadãos Nacionais Agraciados com Ordens Estrangeiras". Página Oficial das Ordens Honoríficas Portuguesas. Retrieved 2017.
Party political offices
Preceded by
António Guterres
Secretary-General of the Socialist Party
Succeeded by
José Sócrates

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