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Prime Minister of
the Portuguese Republic
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António Costa

since 26 November 2015
Style His Excellency
Member of Council of State
Council of Ministers
European Council
Residence São Bento Mansion
Seat Lisbon, Portugal
Appointer President of Portugal
Term length Four years (Parliament can be dissolved sooner);
No term limits.
Constituting instrument Constitution of the
Third Republic
Inaugural holder Pedro de Sousa Holstein, Marquess of Palmela
Formation 24 September 1834; 187 years ago (1834-09-24)
Salary 70,023.52 (2015)

Prime Minister (Portuguese: Primeiro-Ministro;) is the current title of the head of government of Portugal.


As head of government, the Prime Minister coordinates the actions of ministers, represents the Government of Portugal to the other bodies of state, is accountable to Parliament and keeps the President informed. The Prime Minister can hold the role of head of government with the portfolio of one or more ministries.


There is no limit to the number of terms a person can serve as Prime Minister. The Prime Minister is appointed by the President of the Republic.

List of Prime Ministers

Portuguese Prime Ministers of the Third Portuguese Republic:

Living former Prime Ministers

As of January 2022, there are seven living former Prime Ministers of Portugal, as seen below.

The most recent Prime Minister to die was Diogo Freitas do Amaral (served 4 December 1980 – 9 January 1981), on 3 October 2019, aged 78.

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