Luís Capoulas Santos
|Minister of Agriculture, Forests and Rural Development|
26 November 2015
|President||Aníbal Cavaco Silva|
|Prime Minister||António Costa|
|Preceded by||Assunção Cristas|
3 October 1998 – 6 April 2002
|Prime Minister||António Guterres|
|Preceded by||Fernando Gomes da Silva|
|Succeeded by||Armando Sevinate Pinto|
|Member of the European Parliament|
20 July 2004 – 30 June 2014
|Born||Luís Manuel Capoulas Santos
22 August 1951
Party of European Socialists
|Alma mater||University of Évora|
Luís Manuel Capoulas Santos (born August 22, 1951 in Montemor-o-Novo), commonly known as Capoulas Santos, is a Portuguese politician, currently serving as Minister of Agriculture, Forests and Rural Development.
Life before politics
Capoulas Santos was born in Montemor-o-Novo. He is a licenciate in Sociology from the University of Évora. He worked as a secondary education teacher before taking a position as a technician in the Ministry of Agriculture.
His political career started in 1976, after being elected as an alderman in his home city of Montemor-o-Novo.
He was first elected to the Assembly of the Republic in 1991, and took office as Minister of Agriculture in 1998, replacing Fernando Gomes da Silva, under whom he was Secretary of State. He kept the office until 2002, when the government led by António Guterres resigned after a landslide defeat in local elections.
- Grand Cross of the Order of Entrepreneurial Merit, Category of Agricultural Merit (17/01/2006).
- "MEP Profile". European Parliament. Retrieved 30 March 2010.