Council of Ministers (Portugal)

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The Council of Ministers (Portuguese: Conselho de Ministros, pronounced: [kõˈseʎu dɨ miˈniʃtɾuʃ] or [kõˈsɐʎu dɨ mɨˈniʃtɾuʃ]) is a collegial executive body within the Government of Portugal. It is presided over by the Prime Minister. All senior ministers are members of the council of ministers, and when the prime minister finds it fit, state secretaries can also attend its meetings.

Functions[edit]

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[edit]

As of November 19, 2014, the Council of Ministers consists of the following: [1]

Party key Social Democratic Party
People's Party
Independent
Ministry Incumbent Term
Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho June 21, 2011 -
Deputy Prime Minister Paulo Portas July 24, 2013 -
Minister of State;
Finance and Public Administration
Vítor Gaspar June 21, 2011 - July 1, 2013
Maria Luís Albuquerque July 1, 2013 -
Minister of State;
Foreign Affairs
Paulo Portas June 21, 2011 - July 24, 2013
Rui Machete July 24, 2013 -
National Defence José Pedro Aguiar Branco June 21, 2011 -
Internal Administration Miguel Macedo June 21, 2011 - November 19, 2014
Anabela Rodrigues November 19, 2014 -
Justice Paula Teixeira da Cruz June 21, 2011 -
Economy Álvaro Santos Pereira June 21, 2011 - July 24, 2013
António Pires de Lima July 24, 2013 -
Agriculture, Maritime Affairs and Regional Planning Assunção Cristas June 21, 2011 -
Environment and Energy Jorge Moreira da Silva July 24, 2013 -
Health Paulo Macedo June 21, 2011 -
Education and Science Nuno Crato June 21, 2011 -
Labour and Social Security Pedro Mota Soares June 21, 2011 -
Parliamentary Affairs Miguel Relvas June 21, 2011 - April 13, 2013
Luís Marques Guedes April 13, 2013 -
Deputy Minister;
Regional Development
Luís Poiares Maduro April 13, 2013 -

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