António Costa has published a farewell photo outside the São Bento residence, on the social network X (formerly Twitter). And with one last message – “thank you” – as he ends his eight years at the helm of the Government.

The new Government will take office today, at 6pm, at the Ajuda National Palace. The prime minister-designate, Luís Montenegro, went to Belém last Thursday to present the composition of the new Executive to Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. The XXIV Constitutional Government will have 17 ministers, two of them from the State, consisting of ten men and seven women.