Director of Political Context at LLYC Portugal.
He was State Secretary for Home Affairs from 2002 to 2005. After this, he was a Member of Parliament for 14 years, eight of them as President of the parliamentary group CDS-PP. He was also a member of the parliamentary Committees for the Economy, Innovation, and Public Works; Constitutional Affairs, Rights, Freedoms, and Guarantees; Foreign Affairs and Portuguese Communities; and European Affairs. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Universidad Lusiada de Lisboa, and is a lawyer and university professor.