Government of Portugal

body of sovereignty of the Portuguese Republic

The Government of Portugal is one of the four sovereignty bodies of the Portuguese Republic, together with the President of the Republic, the Assembly of the Republic and the courts. The government is responsible for the general politics of the country and is the superior body of the Portuguese public administration.

Government of Portugal
Portuguese: Governo de Portugal
Established24 September 1834; 189 years ago (1834-09-24)
StatePortuguese Republic
LeaderPrime Minister
Appointed byPresident of the Republic
Main organCouncil of Ministers
Responsible toAssembly of the Republic
HeadquartersOfficial Residence of the Prime Minister
Estrela, Lisbon

After the elections for the Assembly of the Republic or the resignation of the previous government, the president listens to the parties in the Assembly of the Republic and invites someone to form a government.

The prime minister chooses members of the council of ministers. Then the president swears in the prime minister and the Government.

Each government is identified by a roman number. The present government (formed in March 2022) is the XXIII Constitutional Government of Portugal since the establishment of the current democratic regime in 1976.[1]

References change

  1. "Governo de Portugal". Retrieved 2024-02-19.