Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party
Assistant to Secretary-General of PPD (now Social Democratic Party), 1973-1974. Vice-President, PPD/PSD, District Political Committee, Lisbon, 1975. Deputy, Constituent Assembly, 1975-1976.
Deputy, Assembly of the Republic, 1976-1981 and since 1987. Member, Social Democratic Party National Political Committee, 1978-1981. Vice-President, Social Democratic Party Parliamentary Group.
1979-1981; Vice-President, Social Democratic Party District Asssembly, Castelo Branco, 1978-1981. Member, Information Council, 81. Permanent Representative, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 1981 -88.
President, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Committee on Relations with the Council of Europe, 1983-1984. President, OEcD Working Group on Information, 1983-1987. Vice-President, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Executive Committee, 1986.
Member, National Council of Education. Member, General Council, Francisco Sá Cameiro Institute (PSD Institute) President, Coordinating Council for Private and Cooperative Education.