(Updated) Government: Costa changing defense ministers, Economy, Health and Culture.

The prime minister made the biggest reshuffle in the Government, involving four ministries. First replacement was announced, in Defense, Azeredo Lopes João Gomes Cravinho, and, after, in Economics, Manuel Caldeira Cabral by Pedro Siza Vieira.

According to the online edition of the Journal News (JN), Prime Minister also proposed changes of the health minister, Adalberto Campos Fernandes, replaced by Marta Feared, and the Minister of Culture, folder where Graça Fonseca succeeds Luis Filipe Castro Mendes – Nominations already accepted by the President.

With the changes now operated, the number of ministers down from 17 to 16, since Pedro Siza Vieira becomes Deputy Minister and Economy.

refer, yet, that the twenty-first Constitutional Government increases the number of ministers from three to five. Graça Fonseca on Culture and Marta Feared in Health join the government led by António Costa ministers to the Presidency, Maria Manuel Leitão Amaro, Justice, Francisca Van Dunem, and the Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino.

Not counting the Prime Minister, the government now has a cast of 16 ministers, five of whom are women (whose percentage increases 18% to 31%).

In terms of organic, Minister of the Environment, João Pedro Matos Fernandes, becomes Minister for Environment and Energy Transition, with the inclusion of the State Energy Secretariat in its competence.

The Secretary of State for Energy, since the formation of the current government, was in the area of ​​Economics.

The President will give ownership to the new ministers of defense, Economy, Health and Culture on Monday, to 12 hours, while the corresponding secretaries of state, even by name, They take office on Wednesday, to 11 hours. This information consists of a statement on the Presidency internet portal.

Under the Constitution, with these ministerial changes retiring the respective secretaries of state.

The ownership of the corresponding secretaries of state, however to be appointed, will take place on Wednesday, by 11 hours, in Belém Palace, said the statement released today by the president.

Who are the four new ministers of the Portuguese Government

Culture Minister: The current Secretary of State Assistant and Administrative Modernization, Graça Fonseca, will perform the functions of Minister of Culture, replacing Louis Philippe Castro Mendes. In the executive António Costa, this is the second change in the culture folder. Graça Fonseca was a researcher at the Center for Social Studies, Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, between 1996 and 2000, and councilor in the Municipality of Lisbon with the responsibilities of Economy, Innovation, Education and Administrative Reform, between 2009 and 2015. He served as chief of staff of the Minister of State and Internal Administration, António Costa, between 2005 and 2007, the first government led by José Sócrates.

The new health minister: Marta is Feared, most likely, the hardest paste this government. Specializing in Hospital Administration from the National School of Public Health, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Marta Feared exercised the deputy director positions at the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the non-executive chairman of the board of the Hospital of the Portuguese Red Cross . Between 2016 and 2017, Marta Feared was chairman of the board of the Central Administration of the Health System. Marta Alexandra galore Braga Feared Simões de Almeida was born in Coimbra in 1974, a PhD in International Health at Tropical Institute of Hygiene and Medicine of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, holding a master's degree in Management and Health Economics, the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, and Law Degree, the Faculty of Law, University of Coimbra.

Pedro Siza Vieira in the economy to accumulate charge: The Prime Minister proposed to the President that the current Deputy Minister, Pedro Siza Vieira, You are also responsible for the portfolio of Economy, replacing boiler Manuel Cabral. Deputy Minister in the XXI Constitutional Government since October 2017, Pedro de Carvalho Gramaxo Siza Vieira graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon (1987).

In his academic activity, monitor was in the Faculty of Law of Lisbon and assistant at the Autonomous University of Lisbon and still, visiting professor at the Law School of the Portuguese Catholic University and the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

as a lawyer, He was a partner at Morais Leitão, J. Galvão Teles and Associates, Law Firm and, of 2002 to October 2017, partner of Linklaters LLP, and Managing Partner of the Lisbon office of this company, between 2006 and 2016.

Among other functions, Pedro Siza Vieira was a member of the Directorate of the Association of Law Firms of Portugal and President of the Portuguese Association Arbitration.

In the professional plan, It stood out even in the performance of functions in the Supreme Council of Administrative and Fiscal Courts and Executive Board Member of the Task Group for the Business Savings.

João Gomes Cravinho is the new defense minister: The former Secretary of State for Cooperation João Gomes Cravinho is the new Minister of National Defense, replacing Jose Lopes Azevedo. PhD in Political Science from the University of Oxford, and master's degree and the London School of Economics, João Gomes Cravinho is EU ambassador in Brazil, since August 2015, having held the same position in India between 2011 and 2015. Between March 2005 and June 2011, João Gomes Cravinho was Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, in the seventeenth and eighteenth constitutional governments led by Jose Socrates. It was also Secretary of State for Defense during the authority of the Minister Luis Amado in executive José Sócrates.

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