Domingos Abrantes

Domingos Abrantes
Member of the Council of State
Assumed office
12 January 2016
Appointed by Assembly of the Republic
President Aníbal Cavaco Silva
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
Member of the Assembly of the Republic
Elections: 1976, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1991
In office
4 November 1991  26 October 1995
Constituency Lisbon District
In office
3 June 1976  3 November 1991
Constituency Setúbal District
Personal details
Born Domingos Abrantes Ferreira
(1936-01-19) 19 January 1936
Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal
Political party Portuguese Communist Party (1954-present)
Domestic partner Conceição Matos (1963-present)

Domingos Abrantes Ferreira,[1] generally known as Domingos Abrantes (born 19 January 1936) is a Portuguese communist politician, currently serving as member of the Portuguese Council of State.

He is a member of the Portuguese Communist Party since 1954, and was a member of its Central Committee between 1963 and 2012.

Domingos Abrantes was also a political prisoner during the Estado Novo dictatorship. He was arrested for the first time in 1959, and in 1961 took part in the famed escape from Caxias prison. He was again arrested in 1965, being released only in 1973.[2]

After the Carnation Revolution he was elected Member of the Assembly of the Republic for the first time in 1976, retiring from the legislature in 1995.


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