Presidents of the Government of the Azores
|President of the |
Government of the Azores
Presidência do Governo dos Açores
|Residence||Palace of Santana/Jácome Correia|
|Term length||4 years|
|Inaugural holder||João Bosco Mota Amaral|
|Formation||8 September 1976|
Presidents of the Government of the Azores are heads of government for the autonomous local authority of the Azores, since the Carnation Revolution that installed the democratic Third Portuguese Republic. The list below includes the leaders of the transitional regimes and those presidents designated after the institutionalization of the autonomy statute that provided archipelago with its laws and democratic rights.
Following the first elections, held on 8 September 1976, the leader of the first party was installed as first President of the Government of the Azores (João Bosco Mota Amaral), responsible for forming his executive and cabinet to administer the functioning of the public service in the Azores.
The numbering reflects the uninterrupted terms in office served by each president. For example, Carlos César served four consecutive terms and is counted as the third president (not the seventh, eighth, ninth or tenth presidents): the Roman numerals refer to the legislature that their terms encompassed. Altino Pinto de Magalhães served as the first and only president of the Regional Junta, the provisional government that functioned during the transition towards democracy. The Military Governor of the Azores, until 22 August 1975, he was selected to preside over the Junta Governativa dos Açores (Governing Junta of the Azores), a commission that developed the Azorean autonomy statute. This commission became extinct with the first duly elected Legislature and appointed Government of the Azores.
The colors indicate the political affiliation of each President.
|Portrait||Took office||Left office||Party|
|Regional Junta of the Azores (1975–1976)|
|-|| Altino Pinto de Magalhães|
b. 8 May 1922
|27 August 1975||8 September 1976||Armed Forces Movement|
|Regional Government of the Azores (1976–Present)|
|I||João Bosco Mota Amaral|
b. 15 April 1943
|8 September 1976||20 October 1980||Social Democratic|
|II||20 October 1980||8 November 1984|
|III||8 November 1984||30 November 1988|
|IV||30 November 1988||28 October 1992|
|V||28 October 1992||20 October 1995|
|VI|| Alberto Madruga da Costa|
b. 15 April 1940
|20 October 1995||9 November 1996||Social Democratic|
b. 30 October 1956
|9 November 1996||15 November 2000||Socialist|
|VIII||15 November 2000||16 November 2004|
|X||2008||6 November 2012|
|XI|| Vasco Cordeiro|
b. 28 March 1973
|6 November 2012||Present||Socialist|
- Altino Pinto de Magalhães, former Military Governor of the Azores, served as President of the Regional Junta of the Azores, the de facto head of government following the Carnation Revolution to the taking office of Mota Amaral, the 1st President of the Regional Government of the Azores.
- Mota Amaral was the first appointed President of the Regional Government of the Azores, following the transition to democracy.
- "Portugal: Azores". World Statesmen.org. 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014.