President of the Legislative Assembly of Madeira

The President of the Legislative Assembly of Madeira is the speaker of the regional parliament of this autonomous region of Portugal.

President of the Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region of Madeira
Presidente da Assembleia Legislativa
da Região Autónoma da Madeira
Coat of arms of Madeira.svg
Flag of Madeira.svg
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Incumbent
José Tranquada Gomes

since 20 April 2015
StyleHis/Her excellency
Nominator5–15 members of the legislature
AppointerLegislative Assembly of Madeira;
Elected by the majority of the members of the legislature
Term length4 years if the legislature is not dissolved sooner;
No term limits
Constituting instrumentConstitution of Portugal
Inaugural holderEmanuel Rodrigues
Formation19 July 1976
DeputyMiguel de Sousa;
Fernanda Cardoso;
Isabel Torres
Websitealram.pt

The position was created in 1976 after the newly enacted Constitution of Portugal, which followed the 1974 Revolution, granted legislative autonomy to the Azores and Madeira archipelagoes, thus establishing the Portuguese Autonomous Regions and the respective governing bodies. It is analogous to the position of President of the Legislative Assembly of the Azores and both are equally 14th in the Portuguese order of precedence, being this the highest ranking position of any regional governing body.[1]

Following the first Madeiran regional elections the same year, which resulted in the Democratic Peoples' Party (now Social Democratic Party) having the majority of members of parliament, Emanuel Nascimento dos Santos Rodrigues was elected the first President of the Legislative Assembly. The position has since been held by members of the same party, which has never lost its majority. The current President is José Lino Tranquada Gomes, who is a member of the Assembly since 1988.

Two of the presidents were physicians (Nélio and Miguel Mendonça) and the other two were/are lawyers (Rodrigues and Tranquada Gomes) before taking office.

List of PresidentsEdit

The colors indicate the political affiliation of each President.[2][3]

  Social Democratic
Term No. President

(Birth–Death)

Portrait Term of office Party
Took office Left office
Legislative Assembly of Madeira (1976–present)
I
1
Emanuel Rodrigues
(born 1943)
19 July 1976 8 November 1984 Social Democratic
II
III
2
Nélio Mendonça
(1930–2009)
  8 November 1984 1994 Social Democratic
IV
V
3
Miguel Mendonça
(born 1935)
1994 20 April 2015 Social Democratic
VI
VII
VIII
IX
X
XI
4
José Tranquada Gomes
(born 1958)
  20 April 2015 Incumbent Social Democratic

References and footnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Lei das Precedências do Protocolo do Estado Português" (PDF). Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Presidentes Anteriores". Assembleia Legislativa da Região Autónoma da Madeira. Archived from the original on 23 September 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Presidente – Nota Biográfica". Assembleia Legislativa da Região Autónoma da Madeira. Archived from the original on 23 September 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2018.