Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party
Member, Social Democratic Party National Council 1978-1984. President, Social Democratic Party Lisbon District Assembly, 1978-1985. President, Lisbon Municipal Assembly 1979-1989.
Deputy, Assembly of the Republic, since 1983. Member Social Democratic Party National Political Committee, 1985. Vice President, Social Democratic Party, since 1985.
President, Social Democratic Party Parliamentary Group, 1987-1988. Former President, Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry into the Camarate Tragedy (accident involving the death of P.M. Sá Cameiro). Lawyer; Consultant to Ministry of Economics 1955-1970.
President, Lisbon District Council, Law Society 1978-1980. Vice-President, Higher Council, Law Society, since 1984.