ElectionGudie

Jan. 23, 2011 Held

4,492,297
Voted
Portugal

Portuguese Republic

Election for President

Results

44%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:4,492,297
Valid Votes:4,214,422
Invalid Votes:277,875

Candidates:

Aníbal António Cavaco SILVA2,231,603

52.95

Manuel ALEGRE de Melo Duarte832,637

19.76

Fernando José de La Vieter Ribeiro NOBRE594,068

14.10

Francisco LOPES300,921

7.10

José Manuel COELHO189,091

4.50

Defensor de MOURA66,112

1.60

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Portugal

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Anibal CAVACO SILVA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Jose SOCRATES **
  • Assembly: Portugal has a unicameral Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da Republica) 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 is appointed by the President to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da Republica) 230 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

** The Prime Minister is usually leader of the majority party or coalition in the legislature.

*** There are 22 multi-member districts. Seats are allocated using the d'Hondt method.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

** ALEGRE is being backed by the Left Bloc and the Socialist Party.
*** LOPES is being supported by the Communist Party and the Green Party
***** Although de MOURA is a member of the Socialist Party, he is running as an independent.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,557,560 (2011)
  • Registered Voters: 9,657,312 (January 2011)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,518,047 (2011)

·         Is Portugal a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (24 April 1980)

·         Has Portugal ratified CEDAW: Yes (30 July 1980)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 61 (following the 2011 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 43 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Portugal a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Portugal ratified CRPD: Yes (23 September 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 1,583,634 (est.)