António Capucho is Mayor of Municipality of Cascais since 2001.
Carried several government posts, including Secretary of State Assistant to the Prime Minister and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs.
António Capucho is militant of Social Democratic Party, holdind, since 1974, different political positions at local and national levels, including Secretary-General, Vice-President of the National Political Commission and Chair of the Parliamentary Group.
In 1989 topped the list of the PSD and won elections to the European Parliament, having been re-elected in 1994.
In these two mandates was elected Vice-President of the European Parliament.