XXII Constitutional Government of Portugal

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XXII Constitutional Government of Portugal
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Cabinet of Portugal
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António Costa in 2014
Date formed26 October 2019;7 months ago (2019-10-26)
People and organisations
President of the Portuguese Republic Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
Prime Minister António Costa (PS)
Prime Minister's historyFormer Portuguese Government minister
Former Mayor of Lisbon
Prime Minister of the XXI Constitutional Government
Appointed by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa on 8 October 2019
No. of ministers20 (19 ministers plus the Prime Minister)
Status in legislature Socialist Party (PS) minority government
Opposition parties
Election(s) Portuguese legislative election, 2019
Predecessor XXI Constitutional Government

The XXII Constitutional Government of Portugal (Portuguese : XXII Governo Constitucional de Portugal) is the current cabinet of the Portuguese government; the 22nd since the establishment of the current constitution. It was established on 26 October 2019 as a Socialist Party (PS) minority government led by Prime Minister António Costa.


Prime Minister António Costa Socialist Party
Minister of State, Economy and Digital Transition Pedro Siza Vieira Socialist Party
Minister of State, and of Foreign Affairs Augusto Santos Silva Socialist Party
Minister of State, and of the Premiership Mariana Vieira da Silva Socialist Party
Minister of State, and of Finance João Leão Independent
National Defence João Gomes Cravinho Independent
Internal Administration Eduardo Cabrita Socialist Party
Justice Francisca Van Dunem Independent
Modernisation of State and Public Administration Alexandra Leitão Socialist Party
Planning Nelson de Souza Socialist Party
Culture Graça Fonseca Socialist Party
Science, Technology and Higher Education Manuel Heitor Independent
Education Tiago Brandão Rodrigues Independent
Labour, Solidarity and Social Security Ana Mendes Godinho Socialist Party
Health Marta Temido Independent
Environment and Climate Action João Pedro Matos Fernandes Independent
Infrastructure and Housing Pedro Nuno Santos Socialist Party
Territorial Cohesion Ana Abrunhosa Socialist Party
Agriculture Maria do Céu Albuquerque Socialist Party
Sea Ricardo Serrão Santos Socialist Party

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