Socialists win general election with 36.65% of vote

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 07-10-2019 09:48:00 · 0 Comments
Socialists win general election with 36.65% of vote

Portugal’s Socialist Party won Sunday’s legislative elections with 36.65% of the vote, giving it 106 seats in the new parliament

A further four seats from the two emigrant constituencies have yet to be allocated.

According to data from the General Secretariat of the Ministry of Internal Administration, the Social Democratic Party came second in terms of votes, with 27.90%, giving it 77 seats.

The Left Bloc had 9.67% of the votes and 19 seats, the Communist-led CDU coalition 6.46% and 12 seats, the right-wing People’s Party (CDS-PP) 4.25% and five seats, People-Animals-Nature 3.28% and four seats, far-right party Chega 1.30% and one seat, the Liberal Initiative 1.29% and one seat, and left-green party Livre 1.09% and one seat.

The Socialist Party thus won without an absolute majority, for which it would need at least 116 members of parliament.


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