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National Parliament Composition

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Government

Head of State (President)Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (*-EPP)
Head of Government (PM)Luís Montenegro (PSD-EPP)
Parties in GovernmentSocial Democratic Party (PSD-EPP)
CDS-People’s Party (CDS-PP – EPP)

Parties

Partido Socialista (PS)
Socialist Party
Leader: Pedro Nuno Santos
Orientation: Centre-left (Poguntke et al., 2020)
EP Affiliation: S&D (S&D, PES, PA, SI, SOC)
EU Stance: Strongly in favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 1973-…

Watch here our video from 2019 about the party.

Partido Social Democrata (PSD)
Social Democratic Party
Leader: Luís Montenegro
Orientation: Centre-right (Lobo, 2005, p. 273; Poguntke et al., 2020)
EP Affiliation: EPP (EPP-EP, EPP Party, CDI, EPP-PACE)
EU Stance: Strongly in favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 1974-…

Note: PSD is part of the AD – Aliança Democrática alliance in the 2024 Parliamentary elections. Watch here our video from 2019 about the party.

Chega! (CH)
Enough!
Leader: André Ventura
Orientation: Right-wing
EP Affiliation: ID (ID Party)
EU Stance: Somewhat opposed to EU integration
Years active: 2019-…

Iniciativa Liberal (IL)
Liberal Initiative
Leader: Rui Rocha
Orientation: Liberal
EP Affiliation: RE (ALDE Party)
EU Stance: In favour of EU integration
Years active: 2017-…

Bloco de Esquerda (BE)
Left Bloc
Leader: Mariana Mortágua
Orientation: Left-wing (Poguntke et al., 2020)
EP Affiliation: LEFT (LEFT, EL, NTP, UEL)
EU Stance: Neutral towards EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 1999-…

Watch here our video from 2019 about the party.

Partido Comunista Português (PCP)
Portuguese Communist Party
Leader: Paulo Raimundo
Orientation: Left-wing (Poguntke et al., 2020), Communist
EP Affiliation: LEFT (LEFT, IMCWP, UEL)
EU Stance: Somewhat opposed to EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 1921-…

Note: PCP is part of the CDU – Coligação Democrática Unitária alliance. Watch here our video from 2019 about CDU.

Centro Democrático e Social-Partido Popular (CDS)
CDS-People’s Party
Leader: Nuno Melo
Orientation: Centre-right
EP Affiliation: EPP (EPP-EP, EPP Party, IDU, EPP-PACE)
EU Stance: In favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 1974-…

Note: CDS PP is part of the AD – Aliança Democrática alliance in the 2024 Parliamentary elections. Watch here our video from 2019 about the party.

Pessoas-Animais-Natureza (PAN)
People-Animals-Nature
Leader: Inês Sousa Real
Orientation: Animal rights
EP Affiliation: Greens/EFA (EGP, Animal Politics EU, PftAIM)
EU Stance: Strongly in favour of EU integration
Years active: 2011-…

Watch here our video from 2019 about the party.

Livre (L)
Free
Leader: Collective leadership
Orientation: Green politics, Centre-left to Left-wing
EP Affiliation: Greens/EFA (EGP)
EU Stance: Strongly in favour of EU integration
Years active: 2014-…

Partido Ecologista “Os Verdes (PEV)
Ecologist Party “The Greens”
Leader: José Luís Ferreira
Orientation: Green politics (Poguntke et al., 2020), left-wing
EP Affiliation: Greens/EFA (EGP, GG)
EU Stance: Somewhat opposed to EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 1982-…

Note: PEV is part of the CDU – Coligação Democrática Unitária alliance. Watch here our video from 2019 about CDU.

Juntos Pelo Povo (JPP)
Together for the People
Leader: Élvio Sousa
Orientation: Centrist, regionalist
EP Affiliation: RE (EDP)
EU Stance: In favour of EU integration
Years active: 2015-…

Partido Popular Monárquico (PPM)
People’s Monarchist Party
Leader: Gonçalo da Câmara Pereira
Orientation: Conservative
EP Affiliation: ECR (ECPM)
EU Stance: Somewhat opposed to EU integration
Years active: 1975-…

Note: PPM is part of the AD – Aliança Democrática alliance in the 2024 Parliamentary elections.

National Democratic Alternative (ADN)
National Democratic Alternative
Leader: Bruno Fialho
Orientation: Right-wing
EP Affiliation: ~ ECR (intention to join ECPM)
EU Stance: Opposed to EU integration
Years active: 2014-…

Note: the party was originally called Partido Democrático Republicano (PDR).

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