Presidents of the Regional Government of Madeira

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President of the
Regional Government of Madeira
Presidência do Governo Região da Madeira
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Alberto João Jardim

since 17 March 1978
Style President
Residence Quinta Vigia
Term length 4 years
Inaugural holder Jaime Ornelas Camacho
Formation 1 October 1976

The list of Presidents of the Regional Government of Madeira consists of the heads of government for the autonomous local authority of Madeira, since the Carnation Revolution that installed the democratic Third Portuguese Republic. This list includes the leaders of the transitional regimes and those presidents elected after the institutionalization of the autonomy statute that provided archipelago with its laws and democratic rights.

Following the first elections, held on 27 June 1976, the leader of the winning party was installed as first President of the Autonomous Regional Government of Madeira (Jaime Ornelas Camacho), responsible for forming his executive and cabinet to administer the functioning of the public service in Madeira.


The numbering reflects the uninterrupted terms in office served by each president. For example, Alberto João Jardim is serving ninth consecutive term and is counted as the second president (not the sixth, seventh, eighth or ninth president): the Roman numerals refer to the legislature that their terms encompassed. Carlos Manuel de Azeredo and Joaquim Miguel Duarte Silva served as presidents of the Regional Junta, the provisional government that functioned during the transition towards democracy.

The current President of the Regional Government of Madeira is Alberto João Jardim, whose party won the Madeiran regional election on 9 October 2011.

The colors indicate the political affiliation of each President.

      No party
      Social Democratic
Term # President
Portrait Took office Left office Party
Regional Junta of Madeira (1976)
Carlos Manuel de Azeredo
b. 1930
No image.png 20 February 1976 20 August 1976 Armed Forces Movement
Joaquim Miguel Duarte Silva
b. 1924 - d. 2007
No image.png 20 August 1976 1 October 1976 Armed Forces Movement
Regional Government of Madeira (1976–Present)
Jaime Ornelas Camacho
b. 1911
No image.png 1 October 1976 17 March 1978 Social Democratic
Alberto João Jardim
b. 4 February 1943
No image.png 17 March 1978 1980 Social Democratic
II 1980 1984
III 1984 1988
IV 1988 1992
V 1992 1996
VI 1996 2000
VII 2000 2004
VIII 2004 2007
IX 2007 2011
X 2011 Present