Secretary General, Social Democratic Party, 1978-1984. Member, Portuguese parliament, since 1981, Minister for the Environment, 1983-1984. President, Social Democratic Party Parliamentary Group, 1984-1987.
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, 1987-1989. Member of the European Parliament, since 1989. Vice President, European Parliament, since 1989.
Vice Chairman, LDR (Liberal Democratic and Reformist) Group, since 1989. Member, Political Affairs Group, since 1989. Substitute, Institutional Affairs Committee, since 1989.
Substitute, Rules of Procedure, Verification of Credentials and Immunities Committee, since 1989. Business administration.