New Democracy Party (Portugal)

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New Democracy Party
Partido da Nova Democracia
Leaders Manuel Monteiro
Joel Viana
Founded 18 June 2003 (2003-06-18)
Dissolved 23 September 2015 (2015-09-23)
Split from Democratic and Social Centre – People's Party
Headquarters Lisbon (until 2010)
Funchal (2010–2015)
Ideology Liberal conservatism
Political position Centre-right to Right-wing
European affiliation Europeans United for Democracy
European Parliament group Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Colours      Blue

New Democracy Party (Portuguese: Partido da Nova Democracia, pronounced [pɐɾˈtidu dɐ ˈnɔvɐ dɨmukɾɐˈsiɐ]) was a small Portuguese eurosceptic liberal-conservative political party. In voting ballots, its name appeared only as New Democracy, with the acronym unchanged. The party was founded in 2003.[1] It was, at the time, a new party which resulted from Manuel Monteiro's separation from the Democratic and Social Centre – People's Party. The party was a member of the EUDemocrats. Manuel Monteiro eventually would leave the party in 2009, which was led, since then, by Joel Viana until its extinction.

In the 2011 presidential election, the PND's candidate was José Manuel Coelho. He won 4.5% of the vote: greatly surpassing expectations and pre-election polling.

The party's registration was cancelled by the Constitutional Court on 23 September 2015, after the party failed to submit its required annual report in 2011, 2012, and 2013.


  1. ^ "Political Parties in Portugal". Translation Company Group. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 

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