Social Democratic Party
(Partido Social Democrata)
PM Silva was appointed on 31 October 1985, cabinet was appointed on 2 November and sworn in on 6 November. Minority cabinet with regular support from the Christian Democrats (PDC) and sometimes from the Democratic Renewal Party (PRD). It lost a PRD initiated confidence vote (yes: 108; no: 134) over economic policies on 3 April 1987. Government remained in office in caretaker capacity after parliament was dissolved on 28 April (AP).