Who will fill the 21 seats in Portugal in the European Parliament? – The Economic Journal

Socialist Party (PS): nine MEPs

Pedro Marques: Former Minister of Infrastructure António Costa Government was chosen to lead the PS list to these European. Pedro Marques is an economist and, before becoming a minister, was an advisor to the Minister of Labor and Solidarity, in the second term of António Guterres, in 2001, and later became a councilor of the Montijo City Council in 2002, and secretary of State of Social Security, in the two Governments of José Sócrates. He was born in Lisbon in 1976 and is married and has three children. He is a frequent tennis practitioner.

Maria Manuel Leitão Marques: Former Minister of the Presidency Maria Manuel Leitão Marques was chosen for number two of the list of the PS, position that accepted with great honor, considering that it is so important to be Eurodeputed like minister. She was Secretary of State for Administrative Modernization of the XVIII and XVII Constitutional Governments, led by José Sócrates. She was born in Mozambique in 1952 and is married to Constitutionalist Vital Martins Moreira.

Investments: After having been Secretary of State for Territory and Nature Conservation and Minister of the Presidency in the Government of José Sócrates, Pedro Silva Pereira went to Brussels to perform the role of socialist MEP. He is currently Vice-President of the Constitutional Affairs Committee and a member of the International Economic and Trade Committees in the European Parliament. He holds a law degree and a master's degree in Legal-Political Sciences from the University of Lisbon Law School.

Margaret Marques: Socialist MP in the Assembly of the Republic and vice-chair of the European Affairs Committee, is now working as a MEP. But Brussels is not something new for the socialist. Since 1994, she is an official of the European Commission and was the head of the European Commission's representation in Portugal between 2005 and 2011. She was born in 1954 and holds a degree in Mathematics and a Master's degree in Education and Development Sciences from the Faculty of Science and Technology of New University of Lisbon.

André Bradford: He is president of the parliamentary group of the Socialist Party in the Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region of the Azores. Prior to that, he was regional secretary of the presidency of the Regional Government of the Azores between 2008 and 2012. He started as a journalist for the Eastern Azores in 1992, having been in the newspaper Diário de Notícias in 1997. André Bradford will replace the current MEP Ricardo Serrão Santos, elected by the PS / Açores in 2014.

Sara Cerdas: The 29-year-old doctor was the name chosen by PS / Madeira to replace university professor Liliana Rodrigues, to fulfill her first term in the European Parliament. Sara Cerdas was the PS's bet on a "new generation of qualified staff". She was national swimming champion and is practically an unknown in Madeiran and national politics.

Carlos Zorrinho: University professor Carlos Zorrinho is not new to the European Parliament. He was elected MEP at the last elections in 2014 and will return for a new term of five years. He was president of the PS's parliamentary group between 2011 and 2014, during the presidency of António José Seguro. He was Deputy Secretary of State for Internal Affairs in the Government of António Guterres and Secretary of State for Energy and Innovation in the Government of José Sócrates. In Brussels, he leads the Portuguese socialist delegation and is a member of the committees of Industry, Research and Energy and Environment, Health and Food Safety. Born in 1959, he is married to Rosa de Matos, former Secretary of State for Health and current president of the University Hospital Center of Lisbon Central.

Isabel Santos: MP of the PS in the Assembly of the Republic is Superior Technician of International Relations of profession. She was the civil governor of Porto and is currently Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Born in 1968, she holds a degree in International Relations and Cooperation and a postgraduate degree in Sociology.

Manuel Pizarro: He was deputy and Secretary of State for Health between 2008 and 2011, in the Government of José Sócrates, and the name chosen to occupy ninth place of the PS list to the European ones. He is a doctor at the Centro Hospitalar de São João in Oporto, and it is the first time that he will make his debut in the European Parliament. In 2013, he was a candidate for the PS to the Porto city council presidency and repeated the feat in 2017. As a deputy, he was involved in the Medically Assisted Procreation Law and the new legal framework for organ transplantation.

Social Democratic Party (PSD): six MEPs

Paulo Rangel: It is, for the third time, the head of PSD's list in the European elections, after having debuted as number one in 2009 and repeated the place in 2014, then on a PSD / CDS-PP coalition list. He is vice-president of the European People's Party (EPP) and the parliamentary group of the PSD. Graduated in Law, was deputy in the Government of António Cavaco Silva and member of the direction of the Commercial Association of Porto. In 2009, the Robert Schuman Foundation Board of Directors was elected a forum for European political action and reflection chaired by Jacques Santer.

Lídia Pereira: President of the Youth of the European People's Party (YEPP), which brings together 50 youth organizations from political forces affiliated to the PPE, Lídia Pereira was the bet of the social democratic president, Rui Rio, to bring young people to politics. She is 27 years old and lives in Brussels. She is a consultant to Deloitte, after working for EY and the European Investment Bank. Born in Coimbra, it was in this city that he joined the JSD.

José Manuel Fernandes: It was the most influential Portuguese MEP in the last parliamentary term of the European Parliament, integrating the top 50 of the Chamber. He was the EPP coordinator in the Committee on Budgets, with responsibilities for negotiating the next EU budget and Community funds. He is involved in the negotiations of the Juncker plan and in the creation of the European Civil Protection Mechanism as well as in the European fire-fighting strategy. Born in 1967, he has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2009.

Graça Carvalho: Minister of Science and Higher Education, in the Government of Durão Barroso (2002-2004), and Minister of Science, Innovation and Higher Education, in the Government of Pedro Santana Lopes (2004-2005). She holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Superior Technical Institute of the University of Lisbon and a PhD from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in the United Kingdom. She was the national vice-president of the Order of Engineers and is the first time to hold the position of MEP.

Álvaro Amaro: He was president of the Municipality of Guarda and Gouveia. Now, he leaves behind the Chamber of the Guard, handing it over to his Vice-President, Carlos Alberto Monteiro, and he will shortly leave for Brussels and Strasbourg for his first term as MEP. He holds a degree in Economics from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra and is the choice of Rui Rio to defend regional development and enhancement of the Interior in the European Parliament.

Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar: The PSD / Madeira MEP was re-elected to the European Parliament after her debut in 2014. She is a marketing consultant and as a MEP she has been a member of the Transport and Tourism Committee and the delegation to the Joint Parliamentary Committee EU-Turkey. It was born in 1982, and was the only choice of Rui Rio to represent the autonomous regions, which outraged the PSD / Açores.

Left Bloc (BE): two MEPs

Marisa Matias: The head of BE's list is not a new face in the European Parliament, where she has been a MEP since 2009. Sociologist, 43, has done work mainly in the area of ​​environment and public health. As a MEP, she chairs the delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries and took part in the conference of Delegation Chairmen, the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Special Committee on Financial Crimes and Tax Evasion and Evasion.

José Gusmão: Director of the BE and former political advisor to Marisa Matias in the European Parliament and former deputy to the Assembly of the Republic, was chosen for number two of the party in the European elections. He is an economist and member of the Political Committee of the Left Bloc, having become vice-chair of the Committee on Budget, Finance and Public Administration. The 42-year-old blocker is one of the right arms of Marisa Matias.

Democratic Coalition (UDC): two MEPs

João Ferreira: Number one on the CDU list for Europeans is a repeat in the European Parliament. A biologist by profession, he has been in the European Parliament since 2009, where he is a member of the Confederal Group of the European United Left / Nordic Green Left, from which he was vice-president between 2012 and 2014. He is a member of the Central Committee of the Portuguese Communist Party of the Municipality of Lisbon.

Sandra Pereira: 42 years old, presently chairs the Association of Scientific Research Fellows. Sandra Pereira has never been a MP or played a prominent role in the PCP, but João Ferreira, in statements to Antena 1, highlights other competencies such as "strong civic intervention". "It has had a notable activity in defense of the working conditions of the researchers and surely brings to this list an important added value," he said.

Christian Democratic Center (CDS): a MEP

Nuno Melo: The head of the CDS list to the European Parliament was the only MEP elected by the CDS in these elections. He has been a member of the Group of the European People's Party (PPE), representing the CSD since 2009. He has been a member of the Parliament of the Republic from 1999 to 2005 for the Braga circle. He is president of the Municipal Assembly of Vila Nova de Famalicão, a function that he accumulates with the position of MEP and the vice-presidency of the centrist parliamentary bench. He holds a degree in Law from the Faculty of Law of Universidade Portucalense and is a lawyer and legal counsel by profession.

People-Animals-Nature (PAN): a MEP

Francisco Guerreiro: The PAN's parliamentary advisor is the first MEP to be elected by the NAP to the European Parliament. The election of a MEP by the PAN was the great surprise of the night. Before applying for Brussels, Francisco Guerreiro was a candidate for the presidency of the Coimbra City Council in 2014 and the Chamber of Cascais in 2017.

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