Portuguese Council of State

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The Council of State (Portuguese: Conselho de Estado, IPA: [kõˈsɐʎu ðɨ (ɨ)ʃˈtaðu]) is an organ established by the Constitution of Portugal to advise the President of the Republic of Portugal in the exercise of many of his discretionary, reserve powers. The constitution states that it must be summoned by the President in case he decides to dissolve the Assembly of the Republic, declare war or peace, or in case a government steps down.

Composition

  • President of the Portuguese Republic
  • President of the Assembly of the Republic (Parliament)
  • Prime Minister
  • President of the Constitutional Court
  • Provedor de Justiça (Justice Provider, or Ombudsman)
  • President of the Regional Government of Azores
  • President of the Regional Government of Madeira
  • Former elected Presidents of the Portuguese Republic
  • Five members designated by the President of the Republic
  • Five members elected by the Assembly of the Republic
  • Secretary of the Council of State

Current composition

From 7 December 2012:

Office Member
President of the Portuguese Republic Aníbal Cavaco Silva
President of the Assembly of the Republic Assunção Esteves
Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho
President of the Constitutional Court Joaquim Sousa Ribeiro
Provider of Justice (Onbudsman) Alfredo José de Sousa
President of the Regional Government of Azores Vasco Cordeiro
President of the Regional Government of Madeira Alberto João Jardim
Former elected President of the Portuguese Republic António Ramalho Eanes
Former elected President of the Portuguese Republic Mário Soares
Former elected President of the Portuguese Republic Jorge Sampaio
Designated by the President of the Republic Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
Designated by the President of the Republic Leonor Beleza
Designated by the President of the Republic João Lobo Antunes
Designated by the President of the Republic Bagão Félix
Designated by the President of the Republic Vítor Bento
Elected by the Assembly of the Republic Luís Marques Mendes
Elected by the Assembly of the Republic Luís Filipe Menezes
Elected by the Assembly of the Republic Manuel Alegre
Elected by the Assembly of the Republic António José Seguro
Elected by the Assembly of the Republic Francisco Pinto Balsemão









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