Presidents of the Regional Government of Madeira
|President of the
Regional Government of Madeira
Presidência do Governo Região da Madeira
Flag of Madeira
Coat-of-arms of Madeira
|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 colors indicate the political affiliation of each President.
- No party
- Social Democratic
|Portrait||Took office||Left office||Party|
|Regional Junta of Madeira (1976)|
||Carlos Manuel de Azeredo
|20 February 1976||20 August 1976||Armed Forces Movement|
||Joaquim Miguel Duarte Silva
b. 1924 - d. 2007
|20 August 1976||1 October 1976||Armed Forces Movement|
|Regional Government of Madeira (1976–Present)|
||Jaime Ornelas Camacho
|1 October 1976||17 March 1978||Social Democratic|
||Alberto João Jardim
b. 4 February 1943
|17 March 1978||1980||Social Democratic|
- "Portugal: Madeira". World Statesmen.org. 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014.