Jorge Botelho, with the Decentralization and Local Administration portfolio, José Apolinário, with fisheries, and Jamila Madeira, with health. These are the three Algarvians who will be secretaries of State for the new Government, the Presidency of the Republic has just confirmed.
Botelho and Jamila Madeira are the big news because, in the previous legislature, they were not part of the Government.
The former mayor of Tavira led, for several years, AMAL – Algarve Intermunicipal Community and, therefore, has knowledge of the area of Decentralization and Local Administration. This will, moreover, be an important portfolio in this legislature, taking into account the Government's plans for these issues.
As for Jamila Madeira, she was responsible for the PS in the long negotiations of the new Basic Health Law. The head of the list for the Algarve, in the last elections, was a name already expected to become Assistant Secretary of State for Health.
In the wake of the elections, the now secretary of state had already referred to the Sul Informação how health issues (with the Central Hospital at the head) would be, for you, a priority.
Of the three names, José Apolinário is the only one who moves from the last Government, continuing to lead the Secretary of State for Fisheries.
Miguel Freitas, who occupied the post of Secretary of State for Forests and Rural Development, was not chosen by António Costa to continue.
João Paulo Catarino assumes the portfolio of Nature Conservation, Forests and Spatial Planning, in a State Secretariat that is no longer under the Ministry of Agriculture but under the responsibility of the Environment.
This change has already been criticized due to the fact that the agro-forestry vision that the Algarvian Miguel Freitas had managed to introduce was lost.
As for Rita Marques, she is the new Secretary of State for Tourism, replacing Ana Mendes Godinho in the position. This is a portfolio of great relevance for the Algarve and will be taken on by someone who led Portugal Ventures, a public venture capital company.
For Secretary of State for Civil Protection, Patrícia Gaspar, a well-known face of the Algarve, enters. The former Civil Protection spokeswoman was the operational commander of firefighting in Monchique last year, when things got seriously complicated.
Full Government Composition:
Prime Minister, António Costa
Secretary of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Duarte Cordeiro
Assistant Secretary of State to the Prime Minister, Tiago Antunes
Minister of State, Economy and Digital Transition, Pedro Siza Vieira
Assistant Secretary of State for the Economy, João Neves
Secretary of State for Tourism, Rita Marques
Secretary of State for Commerce, Services and Consumer Protection, João Torres
Secretary of State for the Digital Transition, André de Aragão Azevedo
Minister of State and Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva
Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ana Paula Zacarias
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Teresa Ribeiro
Secretary of State for the Portuguese Communities, Berta Ferreira Milheiro Nunes
Secretary of State for Internationalization, Eurico Jorge Nogueira Leite Brilhante Dias
Minister of State and Presidency, Mariana Vieira da Silva
Secretary of State for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, André Moz Caldas
Secretary of State for Citizenship and Equality, Rosa Monteiro
Secretary of State for Integration and Migration, Cláudia Pereira
Minister of State and Finance, Mário Centeno
Assistant Secretary of State and Finance, Ricardo Mourinho Félix
Secretary of State for Budget, João Leão
Secretary of State for Fiscal Affairs, António Mendonça Mendes
Secretary of State for the Treasury, Álvaro Novo
Minister of National Defense, João Gomes Cravinho
Assistant Secretary of State for National Defense, Jorge Seguro Sanches
Secretary of State for Human Resources and Former Combatants, Catarina Sarmento Castro
Minister of Internal Administration, Eduardo Cabrita
Assistant Secretary of State and Internal Administration, Antero Luís
Secretary of State for Internal Administration, Patrícia Gaspar
Minister of Justice, Francisca Van Dunem
Assistant Secretary of State and Justice, Mário Belo Morgado
Secretary of State for Justice, Anabela Pedroso
Minister for Modernization of the State and Public Administration, Alexandra Leitão
Secretary of State for Innovation and Administrative Modernization, Maria de Fátima de Jesus Fonseca
Secretary of State for Public Administration, José Couto
Secretary of State for Decentralization and Local Administration, Jorge Botelho
Minister of Planning, Nelson Souza
Secretary of State for Planning, José Gomes Mendes
Minister of Culture, Graça Fonseca
Assistant Secretary of State for Cultural Heritage, Ângela Carvalho Ferreira
Secretary of State for Cinema, Audiovisual and Media, Nuno Artur Silva
Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor
Secretary of State for Science, Technology and Higher Education, João Sobrinho Teixeira
Minister of Education, Tiago Brandão Rodrigues
Assistant Secretary of State and Education, João Costa
Secretary of State for Education, Susana Amador
Secretary of State for Youth and Sports, João Paulo Rebelo
Minister of Labor, Solidarity and Social Security, Ana Mendes Godinho
Assistant Secretary of State for Labor and Professional Training, Miguel Filipe Pardal Cabrita
Secretary of State for Social Security, Gabriel Gameiro Rodrigues Bastos
Secretary of State for the Inclusion of People with Disabilities, Ana Sofia Antunes
Secretary of State for Social Action, Rita da Cunha Mendes
Minister of Health, Marta Temido
Assistant Secretary of State for Health, Jamila Madeira
Secretary of State for Health, António Lacerda Sales
Minister of Environment and Climate Action, João Pedro Matos Fernandes
Assistant Secretary of State and Energy, João Saldanha de Azevedo Galamba
Secretary of State for the Environment, Inês dos Santos Costa
Secretary of State for Nature Conservation, Forests and Spatial Planning, João Paulo Marçal Lopes Catarino
Secretary of State for Mobility, Eduardo Nuno Rodrigues e Pinheiro
Minister of Infrastructure and Housing, Pedro Nuno Santos
Assistant Secretary of State and Communications, Alberto Souto de Miranda
Secretary of State for Infrastructure, Jorge Delgado
Secretary of State for Housing, Ana Pinho
Minister for Territorial Cohesion, Ana Abrunhosa
Deputy State Secretary and Regional Development, Carlos Soares Miguel
Secretary of State for the Enhancement of the Interior, Isabel Ferreira
Minister of Agriculture, Maria do Céu Albuquerque
State Secretary for Agriculture and Rural Development, Nuno Tiago dos Santos Russo
Minister of the Sea, Ricardo Serrão Santos
Secretary of State for Fisheries, José Apolinário