Prime Minister of Portugal

The Primeiro - ministro to German Prime Minister or Prime Minister, is the official title of the Government of the Portuguese Government. As head of the state executive coordinates the Prime Minister, the Cabinet with his ministers, the government towards the other state bodies representing sets from the Portuguese Parliament, the Assembleia da República, accountability and informed the President. If necessary, the Prime Minister next to the office itself hold other functions within the Cabinet. Due to its outstanding position of prime minister is a very prominent person in public.

Basically there is no limited number of terms, which may fill the prime minister. This is, usually, to be appointed by the president after parliamentary elections and consideration of the election results, and after hearing the parties represented. Usually, the nominee of the Chairman of the victorious party in the elections.

The term Primeiro - ministro there are officially only since the introduction of the last Portuguese Constitution in 1976. With this constitution, which was after the Carnation Revolution on 25 April 1974 adopted, received the Portuguese state after the long dictatorship of Salazar a democratic form of government. Basically, however, it can be said that the Office of the Prime Minister himself is relatively old, as even among the Portuguese kings a Chancellor led the official business for the monarch.

The Prime Minister officially resides in the residence of the Prime Minister ( Residência Oficial do Primeiro - Ministro ), which is located right by the Palácio de São Bento the building of the Portuguese Parliament. For this reason, the residence is also often wrongly called Palácio de São Bento. The Least Prime Minister moved their right of residence in the building, but retained their previous private.