IFES

Jan. 24, 2016 Held

Portugal

Portuguese Republic

Election for President

Results

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

0.8404796309496242

Jorge SEQUEIRA13,771

0.2969125493255163

Cândido FERREIRA10,585

0.22822012450879312

More Info:

Portugal: President, 24 January 2016

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/