ElectionGudie

March 17, 2002 Held

5,433,924
Voted
Portugal

Portuguese Republic

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

Results

61%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:5,433,924
Valid Votes:5,328,451
Invalid Votes:105,473

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Social Democratic Party 102 - 2,181,672

40.15%

Portugese Socialist Party 95 - 2,055,986

37.84%

Popular Party 14 - 475,515

8.75%

Portuguese Communist Party 12 - 378,640

6.97%

B.E 3 - 149,543

2.75%

Other Parties - - 87,095

1.63%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 230 seats in the Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da Republica)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Jorge Fernando Branco de SAMPAIO
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Antonio Manuel de Oliviera GUTERRES
  • 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.
  • In the Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da Republica) 230 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system.***

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

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Social Democratic Party / (PSD)
    • Leader: Jose BARROSO
    • Seats won in this election: 102
    • Seats won in last election: 81
  • Party: Portugese Socialist Party / (PS)
    • Leader: Antonio GUTERRES
    • Seats won in this election: 95
    • Seats won in last election: 115
  • Party: Popular Party / (PP)
    • Leader: Paulo PORTAS
    • Seats won in this election: 14
    • Seats won in last election: 15
  • Party: Portuguese Communist Party / (PCP)
    • Leader: Carlos CARVALHAS CARVALHAS
    • Seats won in this election: 12
    • Seats won in last election: 15
  • Party: Left Bloc / (B.E.)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held October 19, 1999.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,419,631 (2002)
  • Registered Voters: 8,882,561 (2002)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,383,907 (2002)

·         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: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 44 (following the 2002 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: 1,562,944 (est.)