Miguel Macedo

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Miguel Macedo
Minister of Internal Administration
In office
21 June 2011 – 16 November 2014
President Aníbal Cavaco Silva
Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho
Preceded by Rui Pereira
Succeeded by Anabela Rodrigues
Member of Parliament
Assumed office
10 March 2005
Constituency Braga district
In office
13 August 1987 – 4 April 2002
Constituency Braga district
Personal details
Born Miguel Bento Martins da Costa Macedo e Silva
(1959-06-06) 6 June 1959 (age 59)
Braga, Portugal
Political party Social Democratic Party
Profession Lawyer

Miguel Bento Martins da Costa Macedo e Silva (b. Braga, 6 June 1959)[1] is a Portuguese lawyer, politician, and a former Minister of Internal Administration.

He received his degree in law from the University of Coimbra.[2]

Political career[edit]

Miguel Macedo was the leader of JSD, the youth wing of PSD.[3] His first experience in the government was in the first cabinet of Aníbal Cavaco Silva as Junior Secretary of State of Minister Couto dos Santos between 1990 and 1991.[3] Afterwards he became active in local politics and was elected city councilor of Braga, from 1993 to 1997.[2] In 2002, he returned to national politics with the PSD as State Secretary of Justice under Minister Celeste Cardona and Minister José Pedro Aguiar-Branco.[3] He was the Deputy of Braga from 1987 to 2002, and again from 2005 onwards.[1]

When Pedro Passos Coelho was elected president of PSD, Miguel Macedo was elected leader of Parliament.[3] His negative vote for the approval of the Programa de Estabilidade e Crescimento [Stability and Growth Programme] (PEC) of the current president at that time, José Sócrates, meant the fall of his government and the call for early elections.[3]

On 16 November 2014, he announced his resignation following a series of corruption allegations and investigations into some of his business and ministerial partners.[4]


  1. ^ a b Assembleia da República. "Ficha" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Governo de Portugal. "Biografia" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 19 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Público. "Perfil: Miguel Macedo, ministro da Administração Interna" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 20 June 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.dn.pt/politica/interior.aspx?content_id=4243313