ElectionGudie

Oct. 6, 2019 Held

5,092,424
Voted
Portugal

Portuguese Republic

Election for Assembleia da República (Portuguese Assembly of the Republic)

Results

52%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:5,092,424
Valid Votes:4,874,286
Invalid Votes:218,138

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Portugese Socialist Party 106 - 1,866,407

36.65%

Social Democratic Party 77 - 1,420,553

27.90%

Left Bloc 19 - - 492,487

9.67%

Unitary Democratic Coalition 12 - 329,117

6.46%

Democratic and Social Center—People's Party (CDS/PP) 5 - 216,448

4.25%

People-Animals-Nature 4 - 166,854

3.28%

Enough! 1 - 66,442

1.30%

Liberal Initiative 1 - 65,545

1.29%

LIVRE 1 - 55,656

1.09%

More Info:

At Stake in this Election:       

  • All 230 seats of the Assembly of the Republic

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (since 9 March 2016)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister António Costa (since 26 November 2015)
  • Assembly: Portugal has a unicameral Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da República) with 230 seats.

Electoral System:

  • In the Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da República), 226 members are directly elected by closed-list proportional representation in 20 multi-member constituencies. A further four members are elected in 2 constituencies representing Portuguese living abroad in Europe and the rest of the world. These members are elected by proportional representation.[1] Seats are allocated using the d’Hondt Method.

Main Parties in this Election:

  • Party:  Social Democratic Party* / Partido Social Democrata (PPD/PSD)
    • Leader: Rui RIO
    • Seats won in last election: 89
  • Party:  CDS – People's Party* / Centro Democrático e Social – Partido Popular (CDS-PP)
    • Leader: Assunção CRISTAS
    • Seats won in last election: 18
  • Party:  Socialist Party / Partido Socialista (PS)
    • Leader: António COSTA
    • Seats won in last election: 86
  • Party:  Left Bloc / Bloco de Esquerda (BE)
    • Leader: Catarina MARTINS
    • Seats won in last election: 19
  • Party:  Portuguese Communist Party / Partido Comunista Português (PCP)
    • Leader: Jerónimo de SOUSA
    • Seats won in last election: 15
  • Party:  Ecologist Party "The Greens" / Partido Ecologista "Os Verdes" (PEV)
    • Leader: Heloísa APOLÓNIA
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • Party:    People-Animals-Nature / Pessoas-Animais-Natureza (PAN)
    • Leader: André Lourenço e SILVA
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Independent
    • Seats won in last election: 1 (Paulo Trigo PEREIRA, left the PS caucus[2])

* The Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the People's Party (CDS–PP) contested the 2015 election in a coalition called Portugal Ahead (PàF) and won a combined 38.6% of the vote and elected 107 MP's to parliament.

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 10,355,493 (July 2018 est.)[3]
  • Registered Voters: 9,344,479[4]    

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 5,444,053 0(July 2018 est.)[5]
  • Is Portugal a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (since 24 April 1980)
  • Has Portugal ratified CEDAW: Yes (since 30 July 1980)
  • Gender Quota: Yes, candidate lists must include at least 33% representation for each gender[6].
  • Female Candidates in this election: N/A
  • Number of Female Legislators: 82 (36%)[7]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position[8]: 41
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very low, 11.2%[9]

Disability Data:

  • Is Portugal a signatory to CRPD: Yes (since 30 March 2007)
  • Has Portugal ratified CRPD: Yes (since 23 September 2009)
  • Population with a disability: 1,623,796[10] (according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate)