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Labour, Solidarity and Social Security

Ana Sofia Antunes

Secretary of State for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

Period in office: 2019-10-26 until 2022-03-30


Ana Sofia Antunes was born in Lisbon in 1981 and grew up in Vale de Milhaços, Corroios. Today she lives in Vila Franca de Xira.

Having graduated in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, was already one year after completing the internship, entering the Bar Association and exercising law in the areas of administrative, urban and real estate law, that Ana Sofia Antunes received the invitation to work in the City Council from Lisbon. In the local council, she advised the Mobility Councillor, having worked as legal adviser between 2007 and 2013.

In 2010 she was also responsible for the work on the Pedestrian Accessibility Plan in Lisbon and coordinated the respective Monitoring Commission. Three years later, she moved to the Lisbon Municipal Mobility and Parking Company (EMEL), where she was the Customer Ombudsman.

She was a member of ACAPO, Association of the Blind and Amblyopic of Portugal, having held the position of President of the National Directorate of the Association between 2013 and 2015.

She was a candidate by the Socialist Party's to the parliamentary elections held in the 2015 and 2019 legislative elections, elected in the latter by the Lisbon circle to the Assembly of the Republic.

At municipal level she has been a municipal deputy for the PS in Arganil Municipality, since 2017.

Ana Sofia Antunes held the position of Secretary of State for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in the 2015-2019 Government.