Presidents of the Regional Government of Madeira

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President of the Regional Government of Madeira
Presidente do Governo Regional
da Madeira
Coat of arms of Madeira.png
Flag of Madeira.svg
Saint Helier - Funchal 2012 13.jpg
Miguel Albuquerque

since 20 April 2015
StyleHis/Her Excellency
ResidenceQuinta Vigia, Funchal
AppointerRepresentative of the Republic
Term length4 years (Legislative Assembly of Madeira may be dissolved sooner);
no term limits.
Inaugural holderJaime Ornelas Camacho
Formation1 October 1976

Presidents of the Regional Government of Madeira are the heads of government for the autonomous local authority of Madeira, since the Carnation Revolution that installed the democratic Third Portuguese Republic. The list below includes the leaders of the transitional regimes and those presidents designated after the institutionalization of the autonomy statute that provided archipelago with its laws and democratic rights.

Following the first elections, held on 27 June 1976, the leader of the first party was installed as first President of the Regional Government of Madeira (Jaime Ornelas Camacho), responsible for forming his executive and cabinet to administer the functioning of the public service in Madeira.


The numbering reflects the uninterrupted terms in office served by each president. For example, Alberto João Jardim served for ten consecutive terms and is counted as the second president (not the seventh, eighth, ninth or tenth president): the Roman numerals refer to the legislature that their terms encompassed. Carlos Manuel de Azeredo and Joaquim Miguel Duarte Silva served as presidents of the Regional Junta, the provisional government that functioned during the transition towards democracy.

The current President of the Regional Government of Madeira is Miguel Albuquerque, whose party won the 2015 Madeira regional election on 29 March 2015.

The colors indicate the political affiliation of each President.

  No party
  Social Democratic
Term # President
Portrait Took office Left office Party
Regional Junta of Madeira (1976)
Carlos Manuel de Azeredo
b. 1930
No image.png 20 February 1976 20 August 1976 Armed Forces Movement
Joaquim Miguel Duarte Silva
b. 1924 - d. 2007
No image.png 20 August 1976 1 October 1976 Armed Forces Movement
Regional Government of Madeira (1976–Present)
Jaime Ornelas Camacho
b. 1921 - d. 2016
No image.png 1 October 1976 17 March 1978 Social Democratic
Alberto João Jardim
b. 4 February 1943
Alberto João Jardim e Irineu Barreto (cropped).jpg 17 March 1978 5 November 1980 Social Democratic
III 5 November 1980 12 November 1984
IV 12 November 1984 9 November 1988
V 9 November 1988 11 November 1992
VI 11 November 1992 11 November 1996
VII 11 November 1996 14 November 2000
VIII 14 November 2000 16 November 2004
IX 16 November 2004 19 June 2007
X 19 June 2007 9 November 2011
XI 9 November 2011 20 April 2015
Miguel Albuquerque
b. 4 May 1961
Saint Helier - Funchal 2012 13.jpg 20 April 2015 Present Social Democratic


Madeira Presidents of Madeira (1976-Present)
Miguel AlbuquerqueAlberto João JardimJaime Ornelas CamachoJoaquim Miguel Duarte SilvaCarlos Manuel de Azeredo

See also[edit]


  • "Portugal: Madeira". World 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014.