Miguel Macedo

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Martins da Costa and the second or paternal family name is Macedo e Silva.
Miguel Macedo
Minister of Internal Administration
Assumed office
June 21, 2011 (2011-06-21)
President Aníbal Cavaco Silva
Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho
Preceded by Rui Pereira
Member of Parliament
Assumed office
March 10, 2005 (2005-03-10)
Constituency Braga
In office
August 13, 1987 (1987-08-13) – April 4, 2002 (2002-04-04)
Constituency Braga
Personal details
Born (1959-06-06) 6 June 1959 (age 55)
Political party Social Democratic Party
Profession Lawyer

Miguel Bento Martins da Costa Macedo e Silva (Braga, 6 June 1959)[1] is a Portuguese lawyer and politician, and the current Minister of Internal Administration.

He received his degree in law from the University of Coimbra.[2]

Political career[edit]

Miguel Macedo was the leader of JSD, the youth wing of PSD.[3] 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.[3] Afterwards he became active in local politics and was elected city councilor of Braga, from 1993 to 1997.[2] 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.[3] He was the Deputy of Braga from 1987 to 2002, and again from 2005 onwards.[1]

When Pedro Passos Coelho was elected president of PSD, Miguel Macedo was elected leader of Parliament.[3] 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.[3]


  1. ^ a b Assembleia da República. "Ficha" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Governo de Portugal. "Biografia" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Público. "Perfil: Miguel Macedo, ministro da Administração Interna" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 17 June 2011.