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Portugal's Council of Ministers (Portuguese: Conselho de Ministros, pronounced [kõˈseʎu dɨ miˈniʃtɾuʃ] or [kõˈsɐʎu dɨ mɨˈniʃtɾuʃ]) is a collegial body presided over by the Prime Minister. All ministers are members of the council of ministers, and when the prime minister finds it fit, state secretaries can also attend its meetings.



The Council of Ministers discusses and approves bill to be submitted to the Assembly of the Republic and decrees and resolutions.

Current Council of Ministers

As of February 20, 2007, the Council of Ministers consists of the following:

Portfolio Minister
Prime Minister José Sócrates
Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs Luís Amado
Minister of State, Minister of Finance Teixeira dos Santos
Minister of Internal Administration Rui Pereira
Minister of Presidency Pedro Silva Pereira
Minister of National Defense Nuno Severiano Teixeira
Minister of Justice Alberto Costa
Minister of the Environment, Territory Planning and Regional Development Francisco Nunes Correia
Minister of Economy and Innovation Manuel Pinho
Minister for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries Jaime Silva
Minister for Public Works, Transport and Communications Mário Lino
Minister for Labour and Social Solidarity José Vieira da Silva
Minister for Health Ana Jorge
Minister for Education Maria de Lurdes Rodrigues
Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education Mariano Gago
Minister for Culture José António Pinto Ribeiro
Minister for Parliament Affairs Augusto Santos Silva

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