Portugal (European Parliament constituency)

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Portugal
European Parliament constituency
Portugal (European Parliament constituency) is located in European Parliament constituencies 2014
Portugal (European Parliament constituency)
Location among the 2014 constituencies
Created 1987
MEP(s) 24 (1987 - 1994)
25 (1994 - 2004)
24 (2004 - 2009)
22 (2009 - 2014)
21 (2014 - present)
Member State Portugal
Source(s) [1][2]

In European elections, Portugal is a constituency of the European Parliament, currently represented by twenty-one MEPs. It covers the member state of Portugal.

Current MEPs[edit]

As of September 2010

Name National Party EP group
Paulo Rangel Partido Social Democrata EPP
Carlos Coelho Partido Social Democrata EPP
Maria da Graça Carvalho Partido Social Democrata EPP
Mário David Partido Social Democrata EPP
Nuno Teixeira de Jesus Partido Social Democrata EPP
Maria do Céu Patrão Neves Partido Social Democrata EPP
Regina Bastos Partido Social Democrata EPP
José Manuel Fernandes Partido Social Democrata EPP
Vital Moreira Partido Socialista S&D
Edite Estrela Partido Socialista S&D
Capoulas Santos Partido Socialista S&D
Elisa Ferreira Partido Socialista S&D
Correia de Campos Partido Socialista S&D
Ana Gomes Partido Socialista S&D
Vital Moreira Partido Socialista S&D
Miguel Portas Bloco de Esquerda GUE–NGL
Marisa Matias Bloco de Esquerda GUE–NGL
Rui Tavares Bloco de Esquerda GUE–NGL
Ilda Figueiredo Coligação Democrática Unitária GUE–NGL
João Ferreira Coligação Democrática Unitária GUE–NGL
Nuno Melo Centro Democrático Social – Partido Popular EPP
Diogo Feio Centro Democrático Social – Partido Popular EPP

1987[edit]

The most voted party in each district (Azores and Madeira are not shown)

The first European election in Portugal was a by-election held after it joined the European Communities in 1987. The rest of the EC had voted in 1984.

e • d Summary of the 19 July 1987 European Parliament election results in Portugal
Parties Votes % Seats
National Party EU Party EU Group 1986 1987 ±
Social Democratic LDR LDR 2,111,828 37.45 9 10 Increase1
Socialist SOC SOC 1,267,672 22.48 6 6 Steady0
Democratic and Social Centre EPP EPP 868,718 15.40 2 4 Increase2
Democratic Unity Coalition EGP, PEL COM 648,700 11.50 3 3 Steady0
Democratic Renewal none SOC 250,158 4.44 4 1 Decrease3
People's Monarchist Party none 155,990 2.77 0 0
People's Democratic Union none 52,835 0.94 0 0
Christian Democratic Party none 40,812 0.72 0 0
Revolutionary Socialist Party none 29,009 0.51 0 0
Portuguese Democratic Movement none 27,678 0.49 0 0
Communist Party (Reconstructed) none 24,060 0.43 0 0
Workers' Communist Party none 19,475 0.35 0 0
Total valid 5,496,935 97.45 24 24 Steady0
Blank ballots 68,475 1.21
Invalid ballots 74,240 1.32
Total (turnout 72.42%) 5,639,650 100.00
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições

1989[edit]

The most voted party in each district (Azores and Madeira are not shown)

The 1989 European election was the third election to the European Parliament and the first time Portugal voted with the rest of the Community.

e • d Summary of the 18 June 1989 European Parliament election results in Portugal
Parties Votes % ± Seats
National Party EU Party EU Group 1987 1989 ±
Social Democratic LDR LDR 1,358,958 32.75 Decrease4.7 10 9 Decrease1
Socialist[A] SOC SOC 1,184,380 28.54 Increase6.0 6 8 Increase2
Democratic Unity Coalition[B] EGC LU, G 597,759 14.41 Increase2.9 3 4 Increase1
Democratic and Social Centre EPP EPP 587,497 14.16 Decrease1.2 4 3 Decrease1
People's Monarchist Party none 84,272 2.03 Decrease0.8 0 0 Steady0
Portuguese Democratic Movement none 56,900 1.37 Increase0.9 0 0 Steady0
People's Democratic Union none 45,017 1.09 Increase0.1 0 0 Steady0
Revolutionary Socialist Party none 31,775 0.77 Increase0.3 0 0 Steady0
Christian Democratic Party none 29,745 0.72 Steady0.0 0 0 Steady0
Workers' Communist Party none 26,682 0.64 Increase0.2 0 0 Steady0
Workers Party of Socialist Unity none 11,182 0.27 0
Left Revolutionary Front none 7,833 0.19 0
Total valid 4,022,000 96.92 Decrease0.6 24 24 Steady0
Blank ballots 66,074 1.59 Increase0.4
Invalid ballots 61,682 1.49 Increase0.2
Total (turnout 51.10%) 4,149,756 100.00 Decrease21.3
A The Socialist Party list included 1 MP elected by the Democratic Renewal Party.[1]
B Portuguese Communist Party (3 MPs) and "The Greens" (1 MP) ran in coalition.
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições

1994[edit]

The most voted party in each district (Azores and Madeira are not shown)

The 1994 European election was the fourth election to the European Parliament and the third European election in Portugal.

e • d Summary of the 12 June 1994 European Parliament election results in Portugal
Parties Votes % ± Seats
National Party EU Party EU Group 1989 1994 ±
Socialist PES PES 1,061,560 34.87 Increase6.4 7 10 Increase3
Social Democratic EPP EPP 1,046,918 34.39 Increase1.6 9 9 Steady0
People's Party EDA EDA 379,044 12.45 Decrease1.7 3 3 Steady0
Democratic Unity Coalition EGP, PEL EUL 340,725 11.19 Decrease3.2 4 3 Decrease1
Workers' Communist Party none 24,022 0.79 Increase0.2 0 0 Steady0
People's Democratic Union none 18,884 0.62 Decrease0.5 0 0 Steady0
Revolutionary Socialist Party none 17,780 0.58 Decrease0.2 0 0 Steady0
Earth Party none 12,995 0.43 0
Politics XXI none 12,402 0.41 0
National Solidarity Party none 11,214 0.37 0
People's Monarchist Party none 8,300 0.27 Decrease1.7 0 0 Steady0
Democratic Party of the Atlantic none 7,127 0.23 0
Democratic Renewal[A] none 5,941 0.20 1 0 Decrease1
Unity Movement for Workers none 2,893 0.10 Decrease0.2 0 0 Steady0
Total valid 2,949,765 96.90 Decrease0.0 24 25 Increase1
Blank ballots 48,916 1.61 Increase0.0
Invalid ballots 45,320 1.49 Steady0.0
Total (turnout 35.54%) 3,044,001 100.00 Decrease15.6
A Contested the 1989 election in the Socialist Party lists.
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições

1999[edit]

The first most voted party in each district (Azores and Madeira are not shown)

The 1999 European election was the fifth election to the European Parliament.

e • d Summary of the 13 June 1999 European Parliament election results in Portugal
Parties Votes % ± Seats
National Party EU Party EU Group 1994 1999 ±
Socialist PES PES 1,493,146 43.07 Increase8.2 10 12 Increase2
Social Democratic EPP EPP-ED 1,078,528 31.11 Decrease3.3 9 9 Steady0
Democratic Unity Coalition EGP, PEL GUE/NGL 357,671 10.32 Decrease0.9 3 2 Decrease1
People's Party UFE UEN 283,067 8.16 Decrease4.3 3 2 Decrease1
Left Bloc none 61,920 1.79 0
Workers' Communist Party none 30,446 0.88 Increase0.1 0 0 Steady0
People's Monarchist Party none 16,182 0.47 Increase0.2 0 0 Steady0
Earth Party none 13,924 0.40 Decrease0.0 0 0 Steady0
National Solidarity Party none 8,413 0.24 0
Workers Party of Socialist Unity none 5,565 0.16 Increase0.1 0 0 Steady0
Democratic Party of the Atlantic none 5,089 0.15 Decrease0.0 0 0 Steady0
Total valid 3,353,951 96.74 Decrease0.2 25 25 Steady0
Blank ballots 63,281 1.83 Increase0.2
Invalid ballots 49,853 1.44 Decrease0.1
Total (turnout 39.93%) 3,467,085 100.00 Increase4.4
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições

2004[edit]

The first most voted party in each district (Azores and Madeira are not shown)

The 2004 European election was the sixth election to the European Parliament.

e • d Summary of the 13 June 2004 European Parliament election results in Portugal
Parties Votes % ± Seats
National Party EU Party EU Group 1999 2004 ±
Socialist PES PES 1,516,001 44.52 Increase1.5 12 12 Steady0
Força Portugal[A] EPP EPP-ED 1,132,769 33.27 Decrease6.0 11 9 Decrease2
Democratic Unity Coalition EGP, PEL GUE/NGL 309,401 9.09 Decrease1.2 2 2 Steady0
Left Bloc EACL GUE/NGL 167,313 4.91 Increase4.1 0 1 Increase1
Workers' Communist Party none 36,294 1.07 Increase0.2 0 0 Steady0
New Democracy EUD IND/DEM 33,833 0.99 0
People's Monarchist Party none 15,454 0.45 Decrease0.0 0 0 Steady0
Movement for the Sick none 13,840 0.41 0
Earth Party none 13,671 0.40 Steady0 0 0 Steady0
Humanist Party none 13,272 0.39 0
National Renovator Party FNE none 8,405 0.25 0
Democratic Party of the Atlantic none 5,588 0.16 Decrease0.0 0 0 Steady0
Workers Party of Socialist Unity none 4,275 0.13 Increase0.0 0 0 Steady0
Total valid 3,270,116 96.04 Decrease0.7 25 24 Decrease1
Blank ballots 87,442 2.57 Increase0.7
Invalid ballots 47,224 1.39 Decrease0.0
Total (turnout 38.60%) 3,404,782 100.00 Decrease1.3
A Força Portugal (FP) is composed by the Social Democratic Party (7 MEPs) and the People's Party (2 MEPs). The 11 seats from 1999
are the sum of the Social Democrats and People's Party seats.
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições

2009[edit]

The first most voted party in each district (Azores and Madeira included)

The 2009 European election was the seventh election to the European Parliament.

e • d Summary of the 7 June 2009 European Parliament election results in Portugal
Parties Votes % ±pp swing MPs
National Party EU Party EU Group 2004 2009 ±
Social Democratic[A] EPP EPP 1,131,744 31.71 7 8 Increase1
Socialist PES S&D 946,818 26.53 Decrease18.0 12 7 Decrease5
Left Bloc EACL GUE/NGL 382,667 10.72 Increase5.8 1 3 Increase2
Democratic Unity Coalition EGP, PEL GUE/NGL 379,787 10.64 Increase1.5 2 2 Steady0
People's Party[A] EPP EPP 298,423 8.36 2 2 Steady0
Hope for Portugal Movement none 55,072 1.54 0
Workers' Communist Party none 42,940 1.20 Increase0.1 0 0 Steady0
Earth Party Libertas EFD 24,062 0.67 Increase0.3 0 0 Steady0
Merit and Society Movement none 21,738 0.61 0
Humanist Party none 17,139 0.48 Increase0.1 0 0 Steady0
People's Monarchist Party none 14,414 0.40 Decrease0.1 0 0 Steady0
National Renovator Party FNE none 13,214 0.37 Increase0.1 0 0 Steady0
Workers Party of Socialist Unity none 5,177 0.15 Increase0.0 0 0 Steady0
Total valid 3,333,195 93.39 Decrease2.7 24 22 Decrease2
Blank ballots 165,830 4.65 Increase2.1
Invalid ballots 69,918 1.96 Increase0.6
Total (turnout 36.78%) 3,568,943 100.00 Decrease1.8
A The Social Democratic Party and the People's Party contested, together, the 2004 election in a coalition (Força Portugal).
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições

2014[edit]

e • d Summary of the results of Portugal's 25 May 2014 election to the European Parliament
← 200920142019 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Socialist Party (PS) PES Francisco Assis 1,034,249 31.49 4.96 Increase
8 / 21
1 Increase
Portugal Alliance (AP) EPP



Paulo Rangel



910,647



27.73



*



7 / 21
Social Democratic Party (PSD)
6 / 21
2 Decrease
People's Party (CDS–PP)
1 / 21
1 Decrease
Democratic Unitarian Coalition (CDU) EGP / PEL



João Ferreira



416,925



12.69



2.05 Increase



3 / 21
Communist Party (PCP)
3 / 21
1 Increase
Ecologist Party (PEV)
0 / 21
0 Steady
Earth Party (MPT) ALDE Marinho e Pinto 234,788 7.15 6.48 Increase
2 / 21
2 Increase
Left Bloc (B.E.) PEL / EACL Marisa Matias 149,764 4.56 6.16 Decrease
1 / 21
2 Decrease
LIVRE (L) EGP Rui Tavares 71,495 2.18 new
0 / 21
new
Party for Animals and Nature (PAN) None Orlando Figueiredo 56,431 1.72 new
0 / 21
new
Workers' Communist Party (PCTP/MRPP) None Leopoldo Mesquita 54,708 1.67 0.47 Increase
0 / 21
0 Steady
New Democracy Party (PND) None 23,082 0.70 new
0 / 21
new
Portuguese Labour Party (PTP) None 22,542 0.69 new
0 / 21
new
People's Monarchist Party (PPM) None 17,785 0.54 0.14 Increase
0 / 21
0 Steady
National Renovator Party (P.N.R.) None 14,887 0.45 0.08 Increase
0 / 21
0 Steady
Socialist Alternative Movement (MAS) None 12,497 0.38 new
0 / 21
new
Portugal Pro-Life (PPV) None 12,008 0.37 new
0 / 21
new
Democratic Party of the Atlantic (PDA) None 5,298 0.16 new
0 / 21
new
Workers Party of Socialist Unity (POUS) None 3,666 0.11 0.04 Decrease
0 / 21
0 Steady
Valid votes 3,040,771 92.58
Blank and invalid votes 243,681 7.42
Totals 3,284,452 100.00
21 / 21
1 Decrease
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 9,753,568 33.67 3.11 Decrease
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições
* = The Social Democratic Party and the People's Party contested separately the 2009 election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ José Adelino Maltez, Tradição e Revolução – uma biografia do Portugal Político do século XIX ao século XXI, Volume II (1910–2005), Tribuna da História, Março de 2005, p.698

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