The new Prime Minister-designate is preparing to form a new Government and has made it clear that one thing is certain: there will be no family relations between members of the Government.
In the Observer's news, António Costa is preparing a list of names to hand over to Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa where there are no family ties in an attempt to end the controversy that arose in the last legislature, triggering three dismissals in his previous government. The decision of the socialist will make Ana Paula Vitorino, for example, no longer part of the PS Executive.
For now, according to the Observer, Mariana Vieira da Silva (Minister of the Presidency), his main adviser to the Executive, will remain in the Government's plan, as his father, José António Vieira da Silva (Minister of Security Social) retired.
Another situation refers to the direct link between the couple Eduardo Cabrita (Minister of Internal Affairs) and Ana Paula Vitorino (Minister of the Sea). Costa prepares to keep Cabrita in the squad while the minister of the sea prepares to leave. In fact, Ana Paula Vitorino's portfolio should be part of the new Ministry of Tourism, which should remain in the hands of Ana Mendes Godinho (currently Secretary of State for Tourism).
The position of Assistant Secretary General of the PS Ana Catarina Mendes and Secretary of State of Finance António Mendes are conditioned, since there is a family relationship between the two.