In his blog, http://rikhard-scientia.blogspot.com/2007/10/aps-diversas-leituras-sobre-o-caminho.html, Ricardo reports that he questioned the Ombudsman of the City Hall of Cascais (CHoC, which is a member of the portuguese TC) on why they supported MS-OOXML.
The Ombudsman answered that the proper authority is the ITC Division of CHoC, so he should ask them. Their answer, straight from the Chief of the Division:
«Effectively, CHoC did not emit any kind of opinion against or in favour of OOXML's specification through it's representatives with competence on the subject matter.»
Furthermore, Miguel Pinto Luz, who represents CHoC at the Portuguese TC, is not part of the executive body of CHoC, neither of the curreent executive body of the County of Alcabideche, which is part of Cascais, whom he belonged to in the past, as responsible for Child's Parks (2002) and Youth (2005).