Fernando Elísio Freire is currently the Minister of State, Family, Inclusion and Social Development of Cape Verde. During the previous Legislature, he was Minister of State, Parliamentary Affairs and the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Sports and Minister of Family and Social Inclusion. Formerly, he performed the functions of National Deputy, Leader of the MpD Parliamentary Group and President of the Specialized Committee on Finance and Budget of the National Assembly. He was a member of staff at the Bank of Cape Verde. He also has teaching experience in the economic area.