- Portuguese President Aníbal Cavaco Silva on Thursday Pedro Passos Coelho formally sworn in as prime minister. The center-right alliance Portugal à Frente Coelho won over 2.5 weeks ago the elections in Portugal. However, the block hit the absolute majority lost. Talks with potential coalition partners came to nothing, making Coelho leads a minority government.
The new government must ensure the political stability and governability of Portugal, the president said earlier this month in a speech.