ElectionGudie

Jan. 24, 2016 Held

4,740,558
Voted
Portugal

Portuguese Republic

Election for President

Results

48%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:4,740,558
Valid Votes:4,638,066
Invalid Votes:102,492

Candidates:

Marcelo Rebelo de SOUSA2,411,925

52.00

António Sampaio da NÓVOA1,061,390

22.88

Marisa MATIAS469,582

10.12

Maria de BELÉM196,720

4.24

Edgar SILVA183,009

3.95

Vitorino SILVA152,094

3.28

Paulo de MORAIS100,008

2.16

Henrique NETO38,982

0

Jorge SEQUEIRA13,771

0

Cândido FERREIRA10,585

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:     

  • The office of President of Portugal

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Anibal CAVACO SILVA (since 9 March 2006)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Antonio Luis Santos da COSTA (since 24 November 2015)
  • 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 popular vote in a two-round vote 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 República), 226 members are elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote, and 4 members representing Portugese living abroad are elected by proportional representation vote to serve 4-year terms.

*The President usually appoints the leader of the majority party or coalition as Prime Minister.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Candidate: Henrique NETO
    • Supporting Party: Socialist Party / Partido Socialista (PS)
  • Candidate: António Sampaio da NÓVOA
    • Supporting Party: Independent
  • Candidate: Cândido FERREIRA
    • Supporting Party: Independent
  • Candidate: Edgar SILVA
    • Supporting Party: Portuguese Communist Party / Partido Comunista Português (PCP)
  • Candidate: Jorge SEQUEIRA
    • Supporting Party: Independent
  • Candidate: Vitorino SILVA
    • Supporting Party: Independent
  • Candidate: Marisa MATIAS
    • Supporting Party: Left Bloc / Bloco de Esquerda (BE)
  • Candidate: Maria de BELÉM
    • Supporting Party: Socialist Party / Partido Socialista (PS)
  • Candidate: Marcelo de SOUSA
    • Supporting Party: Social Democratic Party / Partido Social Democrata (PSD)
  • Candidate: Paulo de MORAIS
    • Supporting Party: Independent

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,825,309 (2015 est.)[1]
  • Registered voters: 9,682,553 (2015)[2]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 4,841,277 (2015 est.)[3]
  • Is Portugal a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (since 24 April 1980)[4]
  • Has Portugal ratified CEDAW: Yes (30 July 1980) [5]
  • Gender Quota:  Yes[6]
  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Legislators: 61 (27%) of 230 seats in the Assembly of the Republic (Assembleia da República)[7]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 43[8]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A[9]

Disability Data:

  • Is Portugal a signatory to CRPD: Yes (since 30 March 2007)[10]
  • Has Portugal ratified CRPD: Yes (23 September 2009)[11]
  • Population with a disability: 1,623,796 (2015 est.)[12]

 

 

 

 

[1]  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/po.html

[2]  http://www.electionguide.org/elections/id/2687/

[3] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/po.html

[4] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-8&chapter=4&lang=en

[5] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-8&chapter=4&lang=en

[6] http://www.quotaproject.org/uid/search.cfm#

[7] http://www.quotaproject.org/uid/search.cfm#

[8] http://hdr.undp.org/en/content/table-1-human-development-index-and-its-components

[9] http://genderindex.org/countries

[10] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=iv-15&chapter=4&lang=en

[11] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=iv-15&chapter=4&lang=en

[12]  http://www.electionaccess.org/en/resources/countries/pt/all/