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Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located on the Iberian Peninsula, in Southwestern Europe, and whose territory also includes the macaronesian archipelagos of the Azores, Madeira, and the Savage Islands. It features the westernmost point in continental Europe, and its Iberian portion is bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain, the sole country to have a land border with Portugal.
See also: European Union


Our standard dataset contains 2,106 entities connected with Portugal. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Portugal. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 1,291 entities identified as PEPs connected with Portugal.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Prime Minister2--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture11-
Minister of Culture15-
Minister of Education17-
Minister of Environment & Climate Action11-
Minister of Foreign Affairs18-
Minister of Health17-
Minister of Housing1--
Minister of Infrastructure1--
Minister of Internal Admin.1--
Minister of Justice171
Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security1--
Minister of National Defence17-
Minister of Science, Technology, & Higher Education11-
Minister of State Modernization & Public Admin.1--
Minister of Territorial Cohesion11-
State Minister of Economy and the Sea1--
State Minister of Finance1--
State Minister of Presidency1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Assembleia da República-71181
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Ambassador of Angola to Portugal--2
ambassador of Argentina to Portugal-2-
ambassador of France to Portugal-61
ambassador of Hungary to Portugal-3-
ambassador of Portugal--7
ambassador of Portugal to France-1-
ambassador of Portugal to the United Kingdom-33
ambassador of Romania to Portugal-3-
ambassador of Spain to Portugal-61
ambassador of Ukraine to Portugal-1-
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
member of the Assembly of the Republic-4512
member of the Legislative Assembly of the Azores--61
member of the Legislative Assembly of Madeira-126
Minister of Home Affairs-10-
minister for Finance-7-
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs-6-
Prime Minister of Portugal-51
President of the Assembly of the Republic-41
Secretary of State of Tourism-5-
Governor, Bank of Portugal121
apostolic nuncio in Portugal-21
Minister of Maritime Affairs-21
President of Portugal-21
Secretary of State for Education-21
Deputy Minister for Education-2-
Deputy Minister for Justice-11
Governor of Portuguese Timor--2
Minister for the Economy-11
Minister of State for the Presidency-2-
Minister of the Presidency-2-
President of Junta de Freguesia-11
President of the Legislative Assembly of Madeira--2
President of the Municipal Chamber--2
Secretary of State Assistant to the Prime Minister-2-
Secretary of State for Fisheries-2-
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation-11
Secretary of State for Planning-2-
Secretary of State for Tax Affairs-11
Secretary of State for the Economy-11
Secretary of State for the Portuguese Communities-2-
Secretary of State for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers-2-
Secretary of State for the Treasury-2-
Secretary of State for Tourism, Trade and Services-2-
Deputy Minister for Cultural Heritage-1-
Deputy Prime Minister of Portugal-1-
European Gendarmerie Force Commander-1-
Minister for Infrastructure and Housing-1-
Minister for Modernization of the State and Public Administration-1-
Minister for Planning-1-
Minister of Environment and Energy Transition-1-
Minister of the Environment-1-
President of the Regional Government of Madeira--1
Secretary of State for Agriculture-1-
Secretary of State for Civil Protection--1
Secretary of State for Culture--1
Secretary of State for Defence--1
Secretary of State for Digitalisation and Administrative Modernisation--1
Secretary of State for Environment and Energy-1-
Secretary of State for Equality and Migration--1
Secretary of State for European Affairs--1
Secretary of State for Finance-1-
Secretary of State for Health--1
Secretary of State for Higher Education--1
Secretary of State for Home Affairs-1-
Secretary of State for Housing-1-
Secretary of State for Inclusion-1-
Secretary of State for Infrastructure-1-
Secretary of State for International Trade and Foreign Investment--1
Secretary of State for Justice--1
Secretary of State for Labour--1
Secretary of State for Local Administration and Land Planning--1
Secretary of State for Maritime Affairs-1-
Secretary of State for Nature Conservation and Forests--1
Secretary of State for Public Administration--1
Secretary of State for Regional Development-1-
Secretary of State for Social Security--1
Secretary of State for the Budget--1
Secretary of State for the Promotion of Health--1
Secretary of State for Urban Mobility--1
Secretary of State for Youth and Sports-1-

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...