ElectionGudie

Feb. 20, 2005 Held

5,713,190
Voted
Portugal

Portuguese Republic

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

Results

63%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:5,713,190
Valid Votes:5,545,833
Invalid Votes:167,357

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Socialist Party 120 - 2,573,654

46.41%

Social Democratic Party 72 - 1,639,637

29.57%

Portuguese Communist Party 14 - 432,005

7.79%

Popular Party 12 - 415,009

7.48%

Left Bloc 8 - 364,418

6.57%

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 Pedro SANTANA LOPES **
  • Assembly: Portugal has a unicameral Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da Republica) with 230 seats.

** Prime Minister Pedro SANTANA LOPES and his government resigned 11 December 2004, but stayed in a caretaker capacity until the February 2005 elections.

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 to serve 4-year terms.***

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

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Socialist Party / (PS)
    • Leader: Jose SOCRATES
    • Seats won in this election: 120
    • Seats won in last election: 96
  • Party: Social Democratic Party / (PSD)
    • Leader: Pedro Miguel SANTANA LOPES
    • Seats won in this election: 72
    • Seats won in last election: 150
  • Party: Portuguese Communist Party / (PCP)
    • Leader: Jeronimo de SOUSA
    • Seats won in this election: 14
    • Seats won in last election: 12
  • Party: Popular Party (PP)
    • Leader: Paulo PORTAS
    • Seats won in this election: 12
    • Seats won in last election: 14
  • Party: Left Bloc / (B.E.)
    • Leader: Franciso LOUCA
    • Seats won in this election: 8
    • Seats won in last election: 3

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,503,330 (2005)
  • Registered Voters: 8,944,508 (2005)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,422,789 (2005)

·         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: 49 (following the 2005 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: 1,575,499 (est.)