|Minister of Internal Administration|
June 21, 2011
|President||Aníbal Cavaco Silva|
|Prime Minister||Pedro Passos Coelho|
|Preceded by||Rui Pereira|
|Member of Parliament|
March 10, 2005
August 13, 1987 – April 4, 2002
6 June 1959 |
|Political party||Social Democratic Party|
Miguel Macedo was the leader of JSD, the youth wing of PSD. His first experience in the government was in the first cabinet of Aníbal Cavaco Silva as Junior Secretary of State of Minister Couto dos Santos between 1990 and 1991. Afterwards he became active in local politics and was elected city councilor of Braga, from 1993 to 1997. In 2002, he returned to national politics with the PSD as State Secretary of Justice under Minister Celeste Cardona and Minister José Pedro Aguiar-Branco. He was the Deputy of Braga from 1987 to 2002, and again from 2005 onwards.
When Pedro Passos Coelho was elected president of PSD, Miguel Macedo was elected leader of Parliament. His negative vote for the approval of the Programa de Estabilidade e Crescimento [Stability and Growth Programme] (PEC) of the current president at that time, José Sócrates, meant the fall of his government and the call for early elections.
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