Portugal (European Parliament constituency)

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

Portugal
European Parliament constituency
Location among the current constituencies
Member statePortugal
Created1987
MEPs24 (1987–1994)
25 (1994–2004)
24 (2004–2009)
22 (2009–2014)
21 (2014–present)
Sources

Current MEPs

As of September 2014

NameNational PartyEP group
Francisco AssisPartido SocialistaS&D
Maria João RodriguesPartido SocialistaS&D
Carlos ZorrinhoPartido SocialistaS&D
Elisa FerreiraPartido SocialistaS&D
Ricardo Serrão SantosPartido SocialistaS&D
Ana GomesPartido SocialistaS&D
Pedro da Silva PereiraPartido SocialistaS&D
Liliana RodriguesPartido SocialistaS&D
Paulo RangelAliança Portugal (PSD)EPP
Fernando RuasAliança Portugal (PSD)EPP
Sofia RibeiroAliança Portugal (PSD)EPP
Nuno MeloAliança Portugal (CDS–PP)EPP
Carlos CoelhoAliança Portugal (PSD)EPP
Cláudia AguiarAliança Portugal (PSD)EPP
José Manuel FernandesAliança Portugal (PSD)EPP
João FerreiraColigação Democrática UnitáriaGUE–NGL
Inês ZuberColigação Democrática UnitáriaGUE–NGL
Miguel ViegasColigação Democrática UnitáriaGUE–NGL
Marisa MatiasBloco de EsquerdaGUE–NGL
José Inácio FariaMovimento Partido da TerraALDE
António Marinho e PintoMovimento Partido da Terra (Jun-Sep 2014)
Partido Democrático Republicano (Sep 2014-)
ALDE

1987

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.

 Summary of the results of Portugal's 19 July 1987 election to the European Parliament
1987 • 1989 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party (PSD) LDR Pedro Santana Lopes 2,111,828 37.45 10
Socialist Party (PS) PES Maria de Lourdes Pintasilgo 1,267,672 22.48 6
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) EPP Francisco Lucas Pires 868,718 15.40 4
Democratic Unitarian Coalition (CDU)
Communist Party (PCP)
Ecologist Party (PEV)
COM Ângelo Veloso 648,700 11.50 3
3
0


Democratic Renewal Party (PRD) EDA[1] José Medeiros Ferreira 250,158 4.44 1
People's Monarchist Party (PPM) None 155,990 2.77 0
Others (parties and candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 193,869 3.44 0
Valid votes 5,496,935 97.45
Blank and invalid votes 142,715 2.53
Totals 5,639,650 100.00 24
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 7,787,603 72.42
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições

1989

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

 Summary of the results of Portugal's 18 June 1989 election to the European Parliament
← 1987 • 1989 • 1994 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party (PSD) LDR António Capucho 1,358,958 32.75 4.70 9 1
Socialist Party (PS)* PES João Cravinho 1,184,380 28.54 6.26 8 2
Democratic Unitarian Coalition (CDU)
Communist Party (PCP)
Ecologist Party (PEV)
LU Carlos Carvalhas 597,759 14.40 2.90 4
3
1

0
1
Democratic and Social Centre (CDS) EPP Lucas Pires 587,497 14.16 1.34 3 1
People's Monarchist Party (PPM) None 84,272 2.03 0.74 0 0
Democratic Movement (MDP) None 56,900 1.37 0.88 0 0
People's Democratic Union (UDP) None 45,017 1.08 0.14 0 0
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% and no seats) 107,217 2.58 0 1
Valid votes 4,022,000 96.92
Blank and invalid votes 127,756 3.08
Totals 4,149,756 100.00 24 0
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 8,121,564 51.10 21.32
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições
* = The Socialist Party list included 1 MP elected by the Democratic Renewal Party.

1994

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

 Summary of the results of Portugal's 12 June 1994 election to the European Parliament
← 1989 • 1994 • 1999 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Socialist Party (PS) PES António Vitorino 1,061,560 34.87 6.33 10 2
Social Democratic Party (PSD) EPP Eurico de Melo 1,046,918 34.39 1.64 9 0
People's Party (CDS–PP) EDA Manuel Monteiro 379,044 12.45 1.71 3 0
Democratic Unitarian Coalition (CDU)
Communist Party (PCP)
Ecologist Party (PEV)
GUE/NGL Luis Manuel de Sá 340,725 11.19 3.21 3
3
0

0
1
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 121,518 4.00 0 0
Valid votes 2,949,765 96.90
Blank and invalid votes 94,236 3.10
Totals 3,044,001 100.00 25 1
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 8,565,822 35.54 15.56
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições

1999

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

 Summary of the results of Portugal's 13 June 1999 election to the European Parliament
← 1994 • 1999 • 2004 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Socialist Party (PS) PES Mário Soares 1,493,146 43.07 8.20 12 2
Social Democratic Party (PSD) EPP José Pacheco Pereira 1,078,528 31.11 3.28 9 0
Democratic Unitarian Coalition (CDU)
Communist Party (PCP)
Ecologist Party (PEV)
GUE/NGL Ilda Figueiredo 357,671 10.32 0.87 2
2
0

1
0
People's Party (CDS–PP) UFE Paulo Portas 283,067 8.16 4.29 2 1
Left Bloc (BE) None Miguel Portas 61,920 1.79 new 0 new
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 79,619 2.30 0 0
Valid votes 3,353,951 96.74
Blank and invalid votes 113,134 3.26
Totals 3,467,085 100.00 25 0
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 8,681,854 39.93 4.39
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições

2004

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

 Summary of the results of Portugal's 13 June 2004 election to the European Parliament
← 1999 • 2004 • 2009 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Socialist Party (PS) PES António Costa 1,516,001 44.52 1.45 12 0
Forward Portugal (FP)
Social Democratic Party (PSD)
People's Party (CDS–PP)
EPP João de Deus Pinheiro 1,132,769 33.27 [2] 9
7
2

2
0
Democratic Unitarian Coalition (CDU)
Communist Party (PCP)
Ecologist Party (PEV)
GUE/NGL Ilda Figueiredo 309,401 9.09 1.23 2
2
0

0
0
Left Bloc (BE) EACL Miguel Portas 167,313 4.91 3.12 1 1
Workers' Communist Party (PCTP/MRPP) None António Garcia Pereira 36,294 1.07 0.19 0 0
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 108,338 3.18 0
Valid votes 3,270,116 96.04
Blank and invalid votes 134,666 3.96
Totals 3,404,782 100.00 24 1
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 8,821,456 38.60 1.33
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições

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2009

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

 Summary of the results of Portugal's 7 June 2009 election to the European Parliament
← 2004 • 2009 • 2014 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Social Democratic Party (PSD) EPP Paulo Rangel 1,131,744 31.71 [lower-alpha 1] 8 * 1
Socialist Party (PS) PES Vital Moreira 946,818 26.53 17.99 7 5
Left Bloc (BE) EACL / PEL Miguel Portas 382,667 10.72 5.81 3 2
Democratic Unitarian Coalition (CDU)
Communist Party (PCP)
Ecologist Party (PEV)
GUE/NGL Ilda Figueiredo 379,787 10.64 1.55 2
2
0

0
0
People's Party (CDS–PP) EPP Nuno Melo 298,423 8.36 [lower-alpha 1] 2 * 0
Hope for Portugal Movement (MEP) None Laurinda Alves 55,072 1.54 new 0 0
Workers' Communist Party (PCTP/MRPP) None Orlando Alves 42,940 1.20 0.13 0 0
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 95,744 2.69 0 0
Valid votes 3,333,195 93.39
Blank and invalid votes 235,748 6.61
Totals 3,568,943 100.00 22 2
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 9,704,559 36.78 1.82
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições
  1. The Social Democratic Party and the People's Party contested, together, the 2004 election in a coalition (Forward Portugal).

2014

The 2014 European election was the eighth election to the European Parliament.

 Summary of the results of Portugal's 25 May 2014 election to the European Parliament
← 2009 • 20142019 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Socialist Party (PS) PES Francisco Assis 1,034,249 31.49 4.96 8 1
Portugal Alliance (AP)
Social Democratic Party (PSD)
People's Party (CDS–PP)
EPP Paulo Rangel 910,647 27.73 * 7
6
1

2
1
Democratic Unitarian Coalition (CDU)
Communist Party (PCP)
Ecologist Party (PEV)
EGP / PEL João Ferreira 416,925 12.69 2.05 3
3
0

1
0
Earth Party (MPT) ALDE Marinho e Pinto 234,788 7.15 6.48 2 2
Left Bloc (B.E.) PEL / EACL Marisa Matias 149,764 4.56 6.16 1 2
LIVRE (L) Rui Tavares 71,495 2.18 new 0 new
Party for Animals and Nature (PAN) EUL-NGL Orlando Figueiredo 56,431 1.72 new 0 new
Workers' Communist Party (PCTP/MRPP) None Leopoldo Mesquita 54,708 1.67 0.47 0 0
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 111,765 3.40 0 0
Valid votes 3,040,771 92.58
Blank and invalid votes 243,681 7.42
Totals 3,284,452 100.00 21 1
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 9,753,568 33.67 3.11
Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições
* = The Social Democratic Party and the People's Party contested separately the 2009 election.

2019

The 2019 European election was the eighth election to the European Parliament.

 Summary of the results of Portugal's 26 May 2019 election to the European Parliament
← 201420192024 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Socialist Party (PS) PES Pedro Marques 1,106,328 33.38 1.90 9 1
Social Democratic Party (PSD) EPP Paulo Rangel 727,224 21.94 [lower-alpha 1] 6 0
Left Bloc (BE) PEL / EACL Marisa Matias 325,533 9.82 5.26 2 1
Unitary Democratic Coalition (CDU)
Communist Party (PCP)
Ecologist Party (PEV)
PEL / EGP João Ferreira 228,156 6.88 5.81 2
2
0

1
0
CDS - People's Party (CDS-PP) EPP Nuno Melo 205,106 6.19 [lower-alpha 1] 1 0
People–Animals–Nature (PAN) EGP Francisco Guerreiro 168,501 5.08 3.36 1 1
Alliance (A) None Paulo Sande 61,753 1.86 new 0 new
LIVRE (L) DiEM25 / EGP Rui Tavares 60,575 1.83 0.35 0 0
Basta! (B)
Enough (CH)
People's Monarchist Party (PPM)
Citizenship and Christian Democracy (PPV/CDC)
ECPM André Ventura 49,496 1.49 0.58
[lower-alpha 2]
0
0
0
0

new
0
0
We, the Citizens! (NC) ALDE Paulo de Morais 34,672 1.05 new 0 [3] 1
Others (parties or candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 117,161 3.53 0 0
Valid votes 3,084,505 93.06
Blank and invalid votes 229,909 6.93
Totals 3,314,414 100.00 21 0
Eligible voters / turnout 10,786,068 30.73 2.94
Source: Europeias 2019, Comissão Nacional de Eleições

Notes

  1. 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. Compared with the combined total of 0.91% of PPM and PPV/CDC in the 2014 EP elections.

References

  1. Boissieu, Laurent de. "Élections européennes Portugal". Europe Politique (in French). Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  2. The Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the People's Party (CDS–PP) contested separately the 1999 election.
  3. The MP José Inácio Faria was elected in 2014 by Earth Party (MPT) and was running in 2019 by We, the Citizens! (NC) , Observador, 14 April 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
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