Portuguese legislative election, 2011
- BE: 8
- CDU: 16
- PS: 74
- PSD: 108
- PP: 24
In the parliamentary elections in Portugal in 2011 on June 5, 2011, around 9.62 million Portuguese were called at home and abroad, the da República and thus the 19th constitutional Government of Portugal to determine 230 mandates in the Assembleia after 1976 new. The election was necessitated after the incumbent Prime Minister José Sócrates resigned from his post, as his austerity package had no majority found. Challenger candidates win again Sócrates was the chairman of the conservative-liberal opposition party Partido Social Democrata, Pedro Passos Coelho.
Focus of the campaign were the effects of the global economic and financial crisis and the associated financial difficulties of the state budget.
The PS ( Socialist ) had, as early as 2009, to record significant losses and only reached 28.06 %, whereupon the reigning Prime Minister Sócrates announced his resignation as party leader. The former opposition parties PSD (Liberal ) and CDS -PP ( Conservatives) achieved with 132 of the 230 parliamentary seats, an absolute majority and took coalition negotiations. Under the impression that most decisions can no longer be taken by the government due to the conservation requirements of the International Monetary Fund, the turnout fell to a record low of 58.07 %. In the election Bragança region the non-voters were 50.8 % in the majority, in the Azores even with 59.4 %. The final result was only announced on June 15, as four seats are allocated expatriate Portuguese.
1 The Coligação Democrática Unitaria is a combined list of PCP, the Greens and ID ( Associação de Intervenção Democrática ). 2 Blank votes shall be treated as invalid votes, as the voter has no cross set in this case. 3 Invalid votes are votes that are not clearly show after the Portuguese right to vote the will of voters, because, for example, several parties were ticked.