National Solidarity Party (Portugal)

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National Solidarity Party

Partido da Solidariedade Nacional
PresidentManuel Sérgio
Founded26 July 1990 (1990-07-26)
Dissolved10 January 2006 (2006-01-10)
Pensioners' rights
Political positionCentre
European affiliationNone
International affiliationNone

The National Solidarity Party (Portuguese: Partido da Solidariedade Nacional, PSN) was a political party in Portugal.


The party was established in 1990 and sought to represent the interests of pensioners.[1] In the 1991 parliamentary elections it received 1.68% of the vote and won a seat in the Assembly of the Republic,[2] taken by its president, Manuel Sérgio. However, its vote share was reduced to just 0.21% in the 1995 elections, resulting in the party losing its seat.[2]

The 1999 elections saw the party's vote share remain at 0.21%. After failing to regain parliamentary representation, it did not contest any further elections,[2] and was declared defunct in 2006.[1]

The party also contested the elections for the European Parliament in 1994 and 1999, winning no seats in both cases.

Election results[edit]

Assembly of the Republic[edit]

Election Assembly of the Republic Government Size Notes
Votes % ±pp Seats won +/−
1991 96,096 1.68% Increase 1.68
1 / 230
Increase1 Opposition 5th New party
1995 12,613 0.21% Decrease1.47
0 / 230
Decrease1 Out of parliament 8th
1999 11,488 0.21% Steady0.0
0 / 230
Steady0 Out of parliament 9th

European Parliament[edit]

Election European Parliament Size Notes
Votes % ±pp Seats won +/
1994 11,214 0.37% Increase0.37
0 / 25
Steady0 10th New party
1999 8,413 0.24% Decrease0.13
0 / 25
Steady0 9th


  1. ^ a b Partido da Solidariedade Nacional CNE (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ a b c Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1554–1559 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7