European Parliament election, 2019 (Portugal)
All 21 Portuguese seats to the European Parliament
The European Parliament election of 2019, in Portugal, will elect the Portuguese delegation to the European Parliament from 2019 to 2024. This will be the eighth European election held in Portugal. The elections will be held on Sunday, 26 May 2019.
The voting method used, for the election of European members of parliament, is by proportional representation using the d'Hondt method, which is known to benefit leading parties. For the 2019 EU elections, Portugal has 21 seats to be filled. Deputies are elected in a single constituency, corresponding to the entire national territory.
Parties and candidates
The parties that will participate in the election, and their EP list leaders, are:
- Left Bloc (BE), TBA
- People's Party (CDS–PP), Nuno Melo
- Democratic Unity Coalition (CDU), TBA
- Socialist Party (PS), TBA
- Social Democratic Party (PSD), TBA
- LIVRE (L), Rui Tavares
- Earth Party (MPT), TBA
- Democratic Republican Party (PDR), António Marinho e Pinto
Other smaller parties are also expected to contest this election.
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- 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.
- The main candidate for the Earth Party (MPT) in 2014, António Marinho e Pinto, left MPT in late 2014 and formed his own party, the Democratic Republican Party (PDR).