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The four main organs of the national government are the presidency, the prime minister and Council of Ministers (the government), the Assembly of the Republic (the parliament), and the judiciary. The president, elected to a 5-year term by direct, universal suffrage, also is commander in chief of the armed forces. Presidential powers include appointing the prime minister and Council of Ministers, in which the president must be guided by the assembly election results; dismissing the prime minister; dissolving the assembly to call early elections; vetoing legislation, which may be overridden by the assembly; and declaring a state of war or siege.
CURRENT GOVERNMENT
President Sampaio, Jorge
Prime Minister Durao Barroso, Jose Manuel
Min. of Agriculture, Rural Development, & Fisheries Sevinate Pinto, Armando
Min. for Cities, Environment, & Planning Teias, Amilcar
Min. of Culture Roseta, Pedro
Min. of Economy Tavares, Carlos
Min. of Education Justino, David
Min. of Foreign Affairs & Portuguese Communities Martins da Cruz, Antonio
Min. of Health Pereira, Luis Filipe
Min. of Internal Affairs Figueiredo Lopes, Antonio
Min. of Justice Cardona, Maria Celeste
Min. of Parliamentary Affairs Marques Mendes, Luis
Min. of the Presidency Morais Sarmento, Nuno
Min. of Public Works & Transportation Rodrigues, Carmona
Min. of Science & Higher Education Lynce, Pedro
Min. of Social Security & Labor Bagao Felix, Antonio
Min. of State & Defense Portas, Paulo
Min. of State & Finance Ferreira Leite, Manuela
Adjunct Min. to the Prime Minister Arnaut, Jose Luis
Sec. of State for the Presidency of the Council of Ministers Domingos, Jeronimo
Governor, Bank of Portugal Constancio, Victor
Ambassador to the US Catarino, Pedro Manuel Dos Reis Alves
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York de Santa Clara Gomes, Goncalo