José Pedro Aguiar-Branco

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José Pedro Aguiar-Branco
Minister of National Defence
In office
21 June 2011 – 26 November 2015
Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho
Preceded by Augusto Santos Silva
Succeeded by José Azeredo Lopes
Minister of Justice
In office
17 July 2004 – 12 March 2005
Prime Minister Pedro Santana Lopes
Preceded by Celeste Cardona
Succeeded by Alberto Costa
Personal details
Born José Pedro Aguiar-Branco
(1957-07-18) July 18, 1957 (age 59)
Porto, Portugal
Political party Social Democratic Party
Alma mater University of Coimbra

José Pedro Aguiar Branco (born 18 July 1957) is a Portuguese politician. He was the nation's Minister of National Defense from 2011 to 2015.[1] He also served as Minister of Justice from 2004 to 2005.

Aguiar Branco in 2013.


  1. ^ "Ministério da Defesa Nacional" (in Portuguese). Governo de Portugal. Retrieved 2011-08-19.