Paulo Portas

Paulo de Sacadura Cabral Portas (born 12 September 1962, Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpawlu ˈpɔɾtɐʃ]) is a Portuguese media and political figure, who has, since the 1990s, been one of Portugal's leading conservative politicians. He was the leader of one of Portugal's right-wing parties, the CDS – People's Party (CDS-PP) from 1998 to 2005 and 2007–2016, on whose lists he was elected to the Portuguese Parliament in every legislative election between 1995 and 2015. He was Deputy Prime Minister from 2013 to 2015, Minister of State and Foreign Affairs from 2011 to 2013, and Minister of Defence from 2002 to 2005, all three times in coalitions of the PSD and his CDS-PP. Portas withdrew from politics in 2016.

Paulo Portas
Vice Prime Minister of Portugal
In office
24 July 2013  26 November 2015
Prime MinisterPedro Passos Coelho
Preceded byEurico de Melo
Succeeded byPosition vacant
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
21 June 2011  24 July 2013
Prime MinisterPedro Passos Coelho
Preceded byLuís Amado
Succeeded byRui Machete
Leader of the CDS – People's Party
In office
21 April 2007  13 March 2016
Preceded byJosé Ribeiro e Castro
Succeeded byAssunção Cristas
In office
22 March 1998  24 April 2005
Preceded byManuel Monteiro
Succeeded byJosé Ribeiro e Castro
Minister of National Defence
In office
6 April 2002  12 March 2005
Prime MinisterJosé Manuel Barroso
Pedro Santana Lopes
Preceded byRui Pena
Succeeded byLuís Amado
Personal details
Paulo de Sacadura Cabral Portas

(1962-09-12) 12 September 1962 (age 59)
Lisbon, Portugal
Political partyPeople's Party
Alma materCatholic University of Portugal