Portuguese legislative election, 2002

  • BE: 3
  • CDU: 12
  • PS: 96
  • PSD: 105
  • PP: 14

The Portuguese parliamentary elections on March 17, 2002 were held in December 2001 after the dissolution of Parliament. They led to a majority of center-right parties: PSD and CDS -PP. As a result of the election was José Manuel Barroso, the President of the Republic, Jorge Sampaio, appointed Prime Minister of Portugal. When choosing 5,473,655 valid votes were cast, representing a turnout of 61.48 %.

Electoral system

The seats in each constituency are after the largest average method of proportional representation (PR ) divided designed by the Belgian mathematician Victor d' Hondt in 1899. Although there is no legal limit for participation in the allocation of seats in the National Assembly, the application of the d' Hondt method performs a de facto threshold at the constituency level

Election results