Controversial politician who became President of the Regional Government of Madeira, Portugal in 1978. He is known for being a populist who isn't afraid to speak his mind to the press about his political opponents.
He became a high school teacher after attaining a degree of Licentiate in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra.
He was one of the founders of the Popular Democratic Party in May of 1974 and is the founder and a member of the Assembly of European Regions.
He married Maria Angela Andrade Martins.
He was a high school teacher at one point, like actor Leon Schuster.