On November 24, President Cavaco Silva appointed Costa as the next Prime Minister of Portugal, and he took office on November 26.
António Luis Santos da Costa GCIH is a Portuguese lawyer and politician who has been the country's 119th and present Prime Ministersince November 26, 2015, presided over the XXI and XXII Constitutional Governments.
Portugal, formally the Portuguese Republic, is a country in Southwestern Europe with mainland on the Iberian Peninsula and the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira. It is continental Europe's westernmost point, and its Iberian component is limited to the west and south by theAtlantic Ocean, and the north and east by Spain, the only country that has a land boundary with Portugal. Its two archipelagos are divided into two independent areas, each with its regional administration. Portuguese is the authorized and national language.