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Joacine Katar Moreira

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Joacine Katar Moreira
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Member of the Assembly of the Republic
Assumed office
25 October 2019
Personal details
Joacine Elysees Katar Tavares Moreira

(1982-07-27) 27 July 1982 (age 37)
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Political partyLIVRE
  • Researcher
  • activist
  • politician

Joacine Elysees Katar Tavares Moreira (born 27 July 1982) is a Portuguese academic, activist and politician. As member of Livre, she was elected as Member of the Assembly of the Republic in 2019.


Born on 27 July 1982 in Guinea-Bissau,[1] Katar Moreira has lived in Portugal since she was eight years old.[2]

She acquired Portuguese citizenship through naturalization in 2003.[1]

She earned a licentiate degree in Modern and Contemporary History. She later obtained a master's degree in development studies and a PhD in African Studies.[2] Founder of the Institute of Black Women in Portugal (INMUNE),[3] she was the first black woman to head a party list in a Portuguese legislative election, namely Livre's electoral list for the 2019 election in Lisbon.

Katar Moreira was elected member of the Assembly of the Republic, and her party thus earned its first seat at the Portuguese parliament since its creation in 2014.[4] Following the election she was the target of several campaigns of defamation.[5]

Livre removed its political confidence from Katar Moreira in early 2020, leaving the doors opened to Katar Moreira possibly becoming an independent legislator.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Aviso n.o 11 795/2003 (2.a série)". Diário da República n.º 257/2003, Série II de 6 de noviembre de 2003: 16684.
  2. ^ a b Caetano, Maria João (11 August 2019). "Joacine Katar Moreira: "Eu gaguejo. Isso não me impede de rigorosamente nada"". Diário de Notícias.
  3. ^ Baptista, Sofia Correia (4 October 2019). "Joacine Katar Moreira: uma activista negra a caminho do Parlamento". Público.
  4. ^ "Livre elege Joacine Katar Moreira para o Parlamento". Jornal de Negócios. 7 October 2019.
  5. ^ Sampaio, Gustavo. "A guerra de desinformação odiosa contra Joacine Katar Moreira". Poligrafo. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  6. ^ Portugal, Rádio e Televisão de. "Joacine Katar Moreira e o Livre admitem dificuldades de relacionamento". Joacine Katar Moreira e o Livre admitem dificuldades de relacionamento (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-01-20.