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Marisa Matias

Marisa Matias has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2009 where she is on the committees for Economic and Monetary Affairs and of Industry, Research and Energy. From 2010 to 2016 she was Vice-President of the Party of the European Left on whose executive board and political secretariat she now serves. She is a member of the Bloco de Esquerda National Board and Political Committee. In Portugal’s 2016 presidential elections she finished in third place, with 10.12% of the votes, a historic high for a woman in Portugal.