Pedro Passos Coelho

Pedro Manuel Mamede Passos Coelho (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpeðɾu mɐnuˈɛl mɐˈmɛðɨ ˈpasuʃ kuˈɐʎu]; born 24 July 1964) is a Portuguese politician and university guest lecturer who is the former 118th Prime Minister of Portugal, in office from 2011 to 2015. He was the leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) between 2010 and 2018.

Pedro Passos Coelho
Pedro Passos Coelho in 2012
Prime Minister of Portugal
In office
21 June 2011  26 November 2015
PresidentAníbal Cavaco Silva
Vice PMPaulo Portas
DeputyMiguel Relvas
Miguel Poiares Maduro
Preceded byJosé Sócrates
Succeeded byAntónio Costa
President of the Social Democratic Party
In office
9 April 2010  18 February 2018
Preceded byManuela Ferreira Leite
Succeeded byRui Rio
Leader of the Opposition
In office
26 November 2015  18 February 2018
Prime MinisterAntónio Costa
Preceded byAntónio Costa
Succeeded byRui Rio
In office
26 March 2010  21 June 2011
Prime MinisterJosé Sócrates
Preceded byManuela Ferreira Leite
Succeeded byAntónio José Seguro
President of the Social Democratic Youth
In office
March 1990  December 1995
Preceded byCarlos Coelho
Succeeded byJorge Moreira da Silva
Member of the Assembly of the Republic
for Lisbon
In office
23 October 2015  24 October 2019
In office
4 November 1991  24 October 1999
Member of the Assembly of the Republic
for Vila Real
In office
20 June 2011  22 October 2015
Personal details
Born
Pedro Manuel Mamede Passos Coelho

(1964-07-24) 24 July 1964 (age 57)
Coimbra, Portugal
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Spouse(s)
Fátima Padinha
(m. 1985; div. 2003)

Laura Ferreira
(m. 2005; d. 2020)
Children3
Alma materUniversidade Lusíada
Awards
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Passos Coelho started very early in politics and was the national leader of the youth branch of PSD. He led the XIX Governo Constitucional (19th Constitutional Government of Portugal) and the XX Governo Constitucional (20th Constitutional Government) as head of government from 21 June 2011 to 26 November 2015. His term in office oversaw the application of the Troika bailout to Portugal and was marked by a wave of widespread austerity in both Portugal and abroad.[1][2][3]