2019 European Parliament election in Portugal

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European Parliament election in Portugal, 2019

← 2014 26 May 2019

All 21 Portuguese seats to the European Parliament
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Leader Pedro Marques Paulo Rangel João Ferreira
Party PS PSD CDU
Alliance S&D EPP GUE/NGL
Last election 8 seats, 31.5% 6 seats[a] 3 seats, 12.7%

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Leader Marisa Matias Nuno Melo Francisco Guerreiro
Party BE CDS–PP PAN
Alliance GUE/NGL EPP Green
Last election 1 seats, 4.6% 1 seat[a] 0 seats, 1.7%

The European Parliament election of 2019, in Portugal, will elect the Portuguese delegation to the European Parliament from 2019 to 2024. This will be the eighth European election held in Portugal. The elections will be held on Sunday, 26 May 2019.

Electoral system[edit]

The voting method used, for the election of European members of parliament, is by proportional representation using the d'Hondt method, which is known to benefit leading parties. For the 2019 EU elections, Portugal has 21 seats to be filled. Deputies are elected in a single constituency, corresponding to the entire national territory.

Parties and candidates[edit]

Competing parties in the 2019 European Parliament election
Party List leader Ideology Current seats
in EP
European Group
Alliance (A) Paulo Sande[1] Fiscal conservatism
Economic liberalism
0 / 21
None
Left Bloc (BE) Marisa Matias[2] Democratic socialism
Anti-capitalism
1 / 21
EUL/NGL
ENOUGH! (BASTA!) (PPM.PPV/CDC) André Ventura[3] Conservatism
Euroscepticism
0 / 21
ECPM
People's Party (CDS-PP) Nuno Melo[4] Conservatism
Christian democracy
1 / 21
EPP
Democratic Unity Coalition (CDU) João Ferreira[5] Communism
3 / 21
EUL/NGL
Liberal Initiative (IL) Ricardo Arroja[6] Liberalism
0 / 21
ALDE
LIVRE (L) Rui Tavares [7] Eco-socialism
Pro-Europeanism
0 / 21
Diem25, EGP
Socialist Alternative Movement (MAS) Vasco Santos [8] Communism
Trotskyism
0 / 21
None
We, the Citizens! (NC) Paulo de Morais [9] Social liberalism
Pro-Europeanism
0 / 21
None
People–Animals–Nature (PAN) Francisco Guerreiro [10] Animal rights
Environmentalism
0 / 21
Euro Animal 7, EGP
Portuguese Workers' Communist Party (PCTP/MRPP) Luís Júdice [11] Communism
Maoism
0 / 21
None
Democratic Republican Party (PDR) António Marinho e Pinto [12] Liberalism
Euroscepticism
1 / 21
ALDE
National Renovator Party (PNR) João Patrocínio [13] Ultranationalism
National conservatism
0 / 21
AEMN
Socialist Party (PS) Pedro Marques [14] Social democracy
8 / 21
PES
Social Democratic Party (PSD) Paulo Rangel [15] Liberal conservatism
6 / 21
EPP
Portuguese Labour Party (PTP) Elsa Mata [16] Social democracy
Pro-Europeanism
0 / 21
None
United Party of Retirees and Pensioners (PURP) Fernando Loureiro [17] Pensioners' interests
0 / 21
None

Opinion polls[edit]

Polling firm/Link Fieldwork date Sample
size
TO PS PSD CDS–PP CDU BE PAN PDR A O Lead
Aximage
Seat projection
30.03.19–01.04.19 602 43.8% 33.6
8
31.1
8
6.8
1
9.4
2
8.0
2
1.3
1.3
8.5
2.5
Aximage
Seat projection
09.03.19–13.03.19 600 44.5% 34.1
8 / 9
29.1
7 / 8
7.3
1 / 2
9.2
2
7.6
2
1.9
2.0
8.8
5.0
Aximage[b]
Seat projection
05.02.19–10.02.19 602 38.2% 36.0
9
26.2
6
8.6
2
8.8
2
9.7
2
1.5
1.9
7.3
9.8
Aximage[c]
Seat projection
04.01.19–07.01.19 608 36.0% 38.5
8 / 10
23.4
5 / 7
9.9
2 / 3
13.4
2 / 3
7.4
2 / 3
2.4
1.4
3.5
15.1
EP Election 25.05.14 N/A 33.7% 31.5
8
27.7
6 + 1
12.7
3
4.6
1
1.7
*[d] N/A 21.8
2[e]
3.8

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the People's Party (CDS–PP) contested the 2014 election in a coalition called Portugal Alliance (AP) and won a combined 27.7% of the vote and elected 7 MP's to the European parliament.
  2. ^ Results presented here exclude undecideds (5.3%). With their inclusion results are: PS: 34.1%; PSD: 24.8%; BE: 9.2%; CDU: 8.3%; PP: 8.1%; A: 1.8%; PAN: 1.4%; Others: 7.0%.
  3. ^ Results presented here exclude undecideds (15.4%). With their inclusion results are: PS: 32.6%; PSD: 19.8%; CDU: 11.3%; PP: 8.4%; BE: 6.3%; PAN: 2.0%; A: 1.2%; Others: 3.0%.
  4. ^ The main candidate for the Earth Party (MPT) in 2014, António Marinho e Pinto, left MPT in late 2014 and formed his own party, the Democratic Republican Party (PDR).
  5. ^ Includes the 7.2%, and 2 seats, won by MPT in the 2014 EP elections. MPT dropped out from the 2019 EP elections due to internal infighting.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sande é assessor de Marcelo e será cabeça de lista de Santana Lopes às europeias , Jornal de Negócios, 1 December 2018. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  2. ^ Marisa Matias vai ser cabeça de lista do Bloco de Esquerda às europeias, Correio da Manhã, 10 November 2018. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  3. ^ Tribunal Constitucional aceita coligação Basta. André Ventura é o cabeça de lista, TSF, 12 April 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  4. ^ CDS dá tiro de partida para as eleições europeias , Expresso, 19 July 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  5. ^ João Ferreira é o candidato da CDU ao Parlamento Europeu, Público, 18 December 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  6. ^ Arroja é cabeça de lista às Europeias por partido que defende “uma enorme redução dos impostos”, Jornal de Negócios, 23 February 2019. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  7. ^ Rui Tavares é cabeça de lista do LIVRE, 'Público, 04 March 2019. Retrieved 04 March 2019.
  8. ^ Vasco Santos é candidato às Eleições Europeias, Socialist Alternative Movement, 13 March 2019. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  9. ^ Paulo de Morais avança pelo Nós, Cidadãos! mas conta com apoio do eurodeputado do MPT, Observador, 14 April 2019. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  10. ^ Francisco Guerreiro é o cabeça de lista pelo PAN às Europeias, People–Animals–Nature 13 December 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  11. ^ PCTP/MRPP candidata-se às eleições para o parlamento europeu, Jornal da Madeira 1 March 2019. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  12. ^ Marinho e Pinto recandidata-se ao Parlamento Europeu, Observador, 01 February 2019. Retrieved 06 February 2019.
  13. ^ “Eurocético” PNR quer deputado na Europa para “combater a invasão” pelos “chamados refugiados”, Observador, 23 March 2019. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  14. ^ Ministro do Planeamento vai ser cabeça-de-lista do PS às europeias , SIC Notícias, 06 February 2019. Retrieved 06 February 2019.
  15. ^ Rui Rio já fez o convite. Os pormenores estão acertados. Paulo Rangel é o candidato do PSD às Europeias, Observador, 05 February 2019. Retrieved 06 February 2019.
  16. ^ PTP defende medidas proteccionistas para a produção de banana na União Europeia, Diário de Notícias da Madeira, 28 February 2019. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  17. ^ Fernando Loureiro é o cabeça de lista do PURP às Eleições Europeias, Sul Informação, 18 February 2019. Retrieved 24 March 2019.

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