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Legislative elections: Assembly of the Republic, 4-year term, party-list proportional representation system
           ¬∑ President: Anibal Cavaco Silva (PSD) ¬∑ Prime Minister: Jos√© S√≥crates (PS) ¬∑ Government: PS

Party Ideology, Affiliation, Founding 2011 Seats 2009 Seats
Partido Socialista (PS) <
Socialist Party
Social democracy; Third Way
 
PES, SI
1973
    36,6% 97
Partido Social Democrata (PSD) <
Social Democratic Party
Liberal conservatism
 
EPP, CDI
1974
    29,1% 81
Partido Popular (CDS-PP) <
People's Party
Christian democracy; Conservatism
 
EPP, IDU
1974
    10,4% 21
Bloco de Esquerda (BE) <
Left Bloc
Socialism; Anti-capitalism, Trotskyism  EL, EACL
1999
    9,8% 16
Coligação Democrática Unitária (CDU) <
Democratic Unity Coalition
Communism; Marxism-Leninism,
Green politics, Eco-socialism
-
1987
    7,9% 15
Partido Comunista Português (PCP) <
Portuguese Communist Party
Communism; Marxism-Leninism
 
-
1921
    - 13
Partido Ecologista Os Verdes (PEV) <
Ecological Party The Greens
Green politics; Eco-socialism
 
EGP, GG
1982
    - 2
Others - -     6,2% -
Total - -     - 230
Turnout   59,7%

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© 2006-2012 zentele.de. Source: Comiss√£o Nacional de Elei√ß√Ķes (http://www.legislativas2009.mj.pt). Archive: Elections 1975-2005.