Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles

Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles

Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles in 2011
Minister for Quality of Life
In office
4 September 1981 (1981-09-04)  9 June 1983 (1983-06-09)
President António Ramalho Eanes
Prime Minister Francisco Pinto Balsemão
Personal details
Born Gonçalo Pereira Ribeiro Telles
(1922-05-24) 24 May 1922
Lisbon, Portugal
Nationality Portuguese
Political party Earth Party
Other political
People's Monarchist Party (1974 (1974)-1994 (1994))
Occupation Politician and landscape architect

Gonçalo Pereira Ribeiro Telles (born Lisbon, 24 May 1922) is a Portuguese politician and landscape architect.

He was a founder of the People's Monarchist Party in 1974, and led it until 1994, when he left the party. He later founded the ecologist movement Movimento Partido da Terra, now called MPT - Partido da Terra.

He was also Minister for Quality of Life in the Democratic Alliance governments, and one of the first Portuguese politicians to call attention to ecological problems, having an influence far beyond the tiny size of the parties he led.

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