Party affiliation: partido Socialista (PS, Socialist Party)
Former Secretary of State for Local Administration. Former Director General of Regional and Local Action. Former President, Committee on Social and Economic Affairs, Council of Europe.
Former Member, Directive Committee for European Regional and Local Administration. Former Portuguese Representative, Tourism Commission, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Deputy, Assembly of the Republic, since 1983.
President, Antero de Quental Foundation. Member, PS Political Committee and PS National Committee. Vice-President, Parliamentary Committee on Economics, Finance and Planning.
Professional career: former Assistant Lecturer, Higher Inst, of Economics, Lisbon University. Economist, Central Planning Department.