Portuguese Government has eight new State secretaries

  • ECO News
  • 14 July 2017

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa exonerated seven State secretaries and eight new State secretaries have taken office this Friday.

Portuguese Government has eight new State secretaries. Seven are replacing the State secretaries who were dismissed, and there is one secretary for the new Housing State office.

The President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa exonerated seven State secretaries this Thursday, and this Friday, eight of them entered office. The eighth name, which does not correspond to a replacement, is Ana Cláudia Pinho, the new State secretary for Housing. This new State department was announced by the PM in this Wednesday’s state of the Nation debate.

This is the largest change in the 21st Constitutional Government since its very beginning in November 2015: seven new cabinet members will be heading State departments from five different ministries (Foreign Affairs, Presidency and Administrative Modernization, Finance, Economy, Agriculture, Forests and Rural Development). A new State Department will be created — Housing — and the architect Ana Pinho will be responsible for the Office.

State secretaries take office this Friday in Portuguese Parliament. LUSA

European Affairs

Ana Paula Zacarias

Internationalization

Eurico Brilhante Dias

Presidency of the Minister’s Council

Tiago Antunes

Tax Affairs

António Mendonça Mendes

Public Employment and Administration

Maria de Fátima Fonseca

Industry

Ana Lehmann

Forest and Rural Development

Miguel Pisoeiro de Freitas

Housing

Ana Pinho

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