Isabel Santos

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Isabel Santos
Isabel Santos (MP, Portugal), Chair of the OSCE PA's human rights committee, Copenhagen, 27 April 2015 (cropped).jpg
Member of the European Parliament
for Portugal
Assumed office
2019
Member of the Assembly of the Republic
In office
23 October 2015 – 2019
In office
10 March 2005 – 20 June 2011
ConstituencyPorto
Personal details
Born
Maria Isabel Coelho Santos

(1968-02-12) 12 February 1968 (age 52)
Valbom, Gondomar,
Porto District, Portugal
NationalityPortuguese
Political partySocialist Party
MotherMaria Adelina Cardoso Coelho
FatherJoaquim Fernando dos Anjos Coelho
OccupationPolitician
Professioncivil servant

Maria Isabel Coelho Santos (born 12 February 1968, in Valbom, Gondomar)[1] is a Portuguese politician of the Socialist Party who has been a Member of the European Parliament since the 2019 elections.

Santos was a member of the Assembly of the Republic from 2015 until 2019 and from 2005 until 2011.[2] During her time in parliament, she served on the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

In addition to her committee assignments, Santos was a member of the Portuguese delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. In this capacity, she served as the Assembly's vice-chair and led several election monitoring missions, including for the 2017 elections in Germany[3] and 2018 midterm elections in the United States.[4][5]

Since becoming a Member of the European Parliament, Santos has been serving on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and of its Subcommittee on Human Rights. She is also a member of the Democracy Support and Election Coordination Group (DEG), which oversees the Parliament's election observation missions.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partido Socialista – Eleições para a Assembleia da República (Círculo Eleitoral do Porto)" Archived 20 October 2016 at the Wayback Machine (in Portuguese). Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Biografia (Isabel Santos)". parlamento.pt (in Portuguese). Assembly of the Republic. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  3. ^ Highly competitive German elections a demonstration of faith in democracy, say international observers Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), press release of 25 September 2017.
  4. ^ OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to deploy election observation mission to the United States Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), press release of 30 October 2018.
  5. ^ Christian Caryl (9 November 2018), Now I know what it feels like to live in a banana republic The Washington Post.
  6. ^ Democracy Support and Election Coordination Group (DEG) European Parliament

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