Luis Montenegro Appointed as Prime Minister of Portugal

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Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa announced the appointment of Luis Montenegro, leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), as the country's new prime minister.

An Overview of the News

  • The decision followed political consultations on forming a new government, during which the president consulted with parties and coalitions that secured seats in the March 10 elections for the Assembly of the Republic.

  • Montenegro's party, the Democratic Alliance (AD), emerged victorious in terms of seats, leading to his appointment as prime minister.

Election Results and Parliamentary Composition

  • Montenegro's AD defeated the incumbent Socialist Party (PS) in the March 10 elections but secured only 80 seats in the 230-seat parliament, falling short of a majority.

  • The Socialist Party won 78 seats in the elections.

Commencement of the New Government

  • The new government, headed by Luis Montenegro, is scheduled to assume office on April 2.

Montenegro's Political Journey

  • Luis Montenegro's political career began in the early 2000s when he joined the PSD.

  • He swiftly climbed the party ranks and held various positions within the party over the years.

  • In 2011, Montenegro was elected to the Portuguese Parliament as a representative for Aveiro, a city situated on the Atlantic Ocean coast.

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