Party affiliation: Socialist Party
Secretary of State for External Cooperation, 1975. Member of National Commission and National Secretariat of Socialist Party, 1979, re-elected 1988. Deputy, Assembly of the Republic, 1978-1983 and 1985-1989.
Member, European Commission for Human Rights, 1979-1984. Vice-President. Parliamentary Socialist Group, 198687, then President 1987-1988. Secretary General PS, January 1989.
Elected Mayor of Lisbon, since 1989. Member, Council of State. Advocate, Lisbon.