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Portugal

Portuguese Republic

10,833,816 12

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

55.82%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Portuguese Assembly of the Republic Assembleia da República Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Marcelo REBELO DE SOUSA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Antonio Luis Santos da COSTA
  • Assembly: Portugal has a unicameral Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da República) with 230 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister, usually the leader of the majority party or coalition, is appointed by the President to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da República) 230 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms. There are 22 multi-member districts. Seats are allocated using the d'Hondt method, with the exception for the two constituencies for Portuguese living abroad, which are fixed at two members each.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Portuguese Assembly of the Republic 1999-10-10 5,363,895 8,672,801 61.85%
President 2001-01-14 4,453,011 8,746,746 50.91%
Portuguese Assembly of the Republic 2002-03-17 5,433,924 8,716,949 62.34%
Portuguese Assembly of the Republic 2005-02-20 5,713,190 8,785,227 65.03%
President 2006-01-22 5,590,132 9,085,339 61.53%
Referendum 2007-02-11 3,840,176 8,814,016 43.57%
Portuguese Assembly of the Republic 2009-09-27 5,683,967 9,514,322 59.74%
President 2011-01-23 4,492,297 9,657,312 46.52%
Portuguese Assembly of the Republic 2011-06-05 5,585,054 9,624,354 58.03%
Portuguese Assembly of the Republic 2015-10-04 5,408,805 9,682,553 55.86%
President 2016-01-24 4,740,558 9,741,377 48.66%
President 2021-01-31 - - -

Voter Turnout