Prime Minister of Portugal: Pedro Manuel Mamede Passos Coelho and his wife
Laura Ferreira Passos Coelho
Laura Ferreira, a physiotherapy technician, born in Bissau, Portuguese Guinea (now Guinea-Bissau, West Africa), by whom he has one daughter, Júlia Ferreira Passos Coelho (born 2007). Apart from his native language, he can speak some English.
Portuguese prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho says he will not step down despite the resignation of his foreign and finance ministers. Portugal has been in recession for two years and unemployment stands at 17.5%. The coalition government came to power two years ago following the country’s bailout by the IMF and the EU.