Portuguese legislative election, 1980

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Portuguese legislative election, 1980
Portugal
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250 seats to the Portuguese Assembly
125 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Francisco Sá Carneiro in Viseu.jpg Mário Soares 1975 (cropped).jpg
Leader Francisco Sá Carneiro Mário Soares
Party AD FRS
Leader since 29 April 1979[a] 19 April 1973[b]
Leader's seat Lisbon[1] Lisbon[2]
Last election 128 seats, 45.3% 74 seats, 27.3%1
Seats won 134 74
Seat change Increase 6 Steady 0
Popular vote 2,868,076 1,673,279
Percentage 47.6% 27.8%
Swing Increase 2.3% Increase 0.5%

Pt plelection 1980.PNG
The first and the second most voted parties in each district
(Azores and Madeira are not shown)

Prime Minister before election

Francisco Sá Carneiro
PSD

Elected Prime Minister

Francisco Sá Carneiro
PSD

Portugal
Coat of arms of Portugal.svg

This article is part of the series:
Politics and government of
Portugal

The Portuguese legislative election of 1980 took place on 5 October. In January 1980, the Democratic Alliance, which had won the previous election, on 2 December 1979, entered office with Francisco Sá Carneiro leading the government. However, this election was an extraordinary election, and so, in 1980, another election was held.

Parties[edit]

The major parties involved and the respective leaders:

The leader of the Democratic Alliance, Francisco Sá Carneiro, member of the Social Democratic Party was nominated Prime-Minister.

National summary of votes and seats[edit]

e • d Summary of the 5 October 1980 Assembly of the Republic elections results
Parties Votes % ± Seats
1979 1980 ± % ±
Democratic Alliance[A] 2,706,667 44.91 Increase2.4 121 126 Increase5 50.40 Increase2.0
Social Democratic[B] 147,644 2.45 Increase0.1 7 8 Increase1 3.20 Increase0.4
Democratic and Social Centre[B] 13,765 0.23 Decrease0.2 0 0 Steady0 0.00 Steady0.0
Total Democratic Alliance 2,868,076 47.59 Increase2.3 128 134 Increase6 53.60 Increase2.4
Republican and Socialist Front[C] 1,606,198 26.65 N/A N/A 71 N/A 28.40 N/A
Socialist[D] 67,081 1.11 N/A 74 3 N/A 1.20 N/A
Total Republican and Socialist Front 1,673,279 27.76 Increase0.41 741 74 Steady01 29.60 Steady0.01
United People Alliance[E] 1,009,505 16.75 Decrease2.0 47 41 Decrease6 16.40 Decrease2.4
People's Democratic Union 83,204 1.38 Decrease0.8 1 1 Steady0 0.40 Steady0.0
Workers Party of Socialist Unity 83,095 1.38 Increase1.2 0 0 Steady0 0.00 Steady0.0
Revolutionary Socialist Party 60,496 1.00 Increase0.4 0 0 Steady0 0.00 Steady0.0
Labour Party 39,408 0.65 N/A N/A 0 N/A 0.00 N/A
Workers' Communist Party 35,409 0.59 Decrease0.3 0 0 Steady0 0.00 Steady0.0
PDC / MIRN/PDP / FN 23,819 0.40 N/A N/A 0 N/A 0.00 N/A
Democratic Party of the Atlantic 8,529 0.14 N/A N/A 0 N/A 0.00 N/A
OCMLP 3,913 0.06 Increase0.0 0 0 Steady0 0.00 Steady0.0
Total valid 5,888,733 97.72 Increase0.4 250 250 Steady0 100.00 Steady0
Blank ballots 34,552 0.57 Decrease0.1
Invalid ballots 103,140 1.71 Decrease0.3
Total (turnout 83.94%) 6,026,395 100.00 Increase1.0
A Alliance formed by the Social Democratic Party (74 seats), the Democratic and Social Centre (46 seats) and
the People's Monarchist Party (6 seats).
B Social Democratic Party and Democratic and Social Centre electoral list only in Azores and Madeira.
C Alliance formed by the Socialist Party (63 seats), the Leftwing Union for the Socialist Democracy (4 seats)
and the Independent Social-Democratic Action (4 seats).
D Socialist Party electoral list only in Azores and Madeira.
E Portuguese Communist Party (39 MPs) and Portuguese Democratic Movement (2 MPs) ran in coalition.[3]
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições

1 Republican and Socialist Front results are compared to the combined totals of the Socialist Party in the 1979 election.

Vote share
AD
  
44.91%
FRS
  
26.65%
APU
  
16.75%
PSD
  
2.45%
UDP
  
1.38%
POUS
  
1.38%
PS
  
1.11%
PSR
  
1.00%
AOC
  
0.65%
PCTP/MRPP
  
0.59%
Others/Invalides
  
3.11%
Parliamentary seats
AD
  
50.40%
FRS
  
28.40%
APU
  
16.40%
PSD
  
3.20%
PS
  
1.20%
UDP
  
0.40%

Distribution by constituency[edit]

e • d Results of the 1980 election of the Portuguese Assembly of the Republic
by constituency
Constituency % S % S % S % S % S % S Total
S
AD FRS APU PSD PS UDP
Azores 3.1 - 57.0 4 27.3 1 1.3 - 5
Aveiro 58.8 10 27.1 4 6.8 1 15
Beja 22.4 1 21.1 1 47.1 3 1.3 - 5
Braga 54.9 9 29.3 5 8.4 1 0.9 - 15
Bragança 65.3 3 21.3 1 4.8 - 1.0 - 4
Castelo Branco 51.0 4 30.3 2 10.5 - 0.7 - 6
Coimbra 46.1 6 35.9 5 9.9 1 0.8 - 12
EvoraÉvora 29.2 1 18.7 1 45.7 3 0.9 - 5
Faro 37.2 4 34.7 4 16.7 1 1.9 - 9
Guarda 60.6 4 26.3 1 5.0 - 0.7 - 5
Leiria 59.8 7 22.7 3 9.7 1 1.0 - 11
Lisbon 41.6 25 28.1 17 23.1 13 1.7 1 56
Madeira 2.9 - 63.6 4 16.5 1 4.5 - 5
Portalegre 33.4 2 32.4 1 26.1 1 0.7 - 4
Porto 46.6 19 34.3 14 11.9 5 1.4 - 38
Santarém 42.1 6 30.4 4 19.0 2 1.2 - 12
Setúbal 24.1 4 23.5 4 44.0 9 2.8 - 17
Viana do Castelo 59.2 5 22.8 1 10.0 - 0.7 - 6
Vila Real 62.1 5 22.8 1 5.1 - 0.8 - 6
Viseu 66.8 8 20.9 2 5.0 - 0.6 - 10
Europe 49.6 1 15.2 - 25.4 1 1.4 - 2
Rest of the World 85.5 2 2.6 - 4.0 - 0.4 - 2
Total 44.9 126 26.7 71 16.8 41 2.5 8 1.1 3 1.4 1 250
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ As leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD).
  2. ^ As leader of the Socialist Party (PS).

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