2021 Portuguese presidential election

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2021 Portuguese presidential election

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Candidate Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa Ana Gomes André Ventura
Party PSD[lower-alpha 1] PS[lower-alpha 2] CH

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Candidate Marisa Matias João Ferreira Tiago Mayan Gonçalves
Party Left Bloc PCP[lower-alpha 3] IL

Candidate Vitorino Silva
Party RIR

Incumbent President

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
Social Democratic Party (Portugal)

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Presidential elections will be held in Portugal on 24 January 2021.[1] The incumbent President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, is constitutionally allowed to run for a second term.

Background[edit source | edit]

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was elected in January 2016 with 52% of the votes on the first round. He took the oath of office on 9 March 2016 and since then, has been in cohabitation with Socialist Prime Minister António Costa.

In Portugal, the president is the head of state and has mostly ceremonial powers. However, the president does have some political influence and can dissolve the Parliament of Portugal if a crisis occurs. The president also has an official residence in the Belém Palace in Lisbon.

Electoral system[edit source | edit]

Under Portuguese law, a candidate must receive a majority of votes (50% plus one vote) to be elected. If no candidate achieved a majority in the first round, a runoff election (i.e., second round, held between the two candidates who received the most votes in the first round) has to be held.

In order to stand for election, each candidate must gather 7,500 signatures of support one month before the election, and submit them to the Constitutional Court of Portugal. The Constitutional Court then certifies the candidacies which meet the requirements to appear on the ballot. The highest number of candidacies ever accepted was ten in 2016.

Candidates[edit source | edit]

Formalized candidacy[edit source | edit]

Unsuccessful candidates[edit source | edit]

Withdrew[edit source | edit]

Refused[edit source | edit]

Campaign period[edit source | edit]

Candidates' slogans[edit source | edit]

Candidate Original slogan English translation Refs
bgcolor="Template:Left Bloc/meta/color"| Marisa Matias « Força Maior » "Greater Force" [23]
bgcolor="Template:Unitary Democratic Coalition/meta/color"| João Ferreira « Coragem e confiança. Um horizonte de esperança » "Courage and confidence. A horizon of hope" [24]
Vitorino Silva « O Povo a Presidente! » "The People for President!" [25]
Ana Gomes « Cuidar de Portugal » "Taking care of Portugal" [26]
André Ventura « Por Portugal, Pelos Portugueses! » "For Portugal, for the Portuguese!" [27]
Tiago Mayan Gonçalves « A alternativa liberal » "The liberal alternative" [28]
Bruno Fialho[lower-alpha 5] « A escolha certa » "The right choice" [29]

Candidates' debates[edit source | edit]

2021 Portuguese presidential election debates
Date Hour Organisers Moderator(s)     I  Invitee    P  Present    A  Absent invitee
Rebelo de Sousa Gomes Ventura Matias Ferreira Mayan Silva Refs
style="background:Template:Social Democratic Party (Portugal)/meta/color;"| style="background:Template:Socialist Party (Portugal)/meta/color"| style="background:Template:Left Bloc/meta/color;"| style="background:Template:Unitary Democratic Coalition/meta/color;"|
2 Jan 2021 9PM RTP1 Carlos Daniel P P [30]
10PM TVI24 Carla Moita P P [30]
3 Jan 2021 9PM RTP1 Carlos Daniel P P [30]
4 Jan 2021 9PM TVI Pedro Mourinho P P [30]
10PM SIC Notícias Clara de Sousa P P [30]
10:45PM RTP3 Carlos Daniel P P [31]
5 Jan 2021 9PM RTP1 Carlos Daniel P P [30]
10PM SIC Notícias Clara de Sousa P P [30]
10:45PM RTP3 Carlos Daniel P P [31]
6 Jan 2021 9PM SIC Clara de Sousa P P [30]
10PM TVI24 Carla Moita P P [30]
10:45PM RTP3 Carlos Daniel P P [31]
7 Jan 2021 9PM SIC Clara de Sousa P P [30]
10PM TVI24 Carla Moita P P [30]
10:45PM RTP3 Carlos Daniel P P [31]
8 Jan 2021 9PM TVI Pedro Mourinho P P [30]
9:30PM RTP1 Carlos Daniel P P [30]
10:45PM RTP3 Carlos Daniel P P [31]
9 Jan 2021 9PM RTP1 Carlos Daniel P P [30]
10PM SIC Notícias Clara de Sousa P P [30]
10:45PM RTP3 Carlos Daniel P P [31]
12 Jan 2021 9PM RTP1 Carlos Daniel P[lower-alpha 6] P P P P P P [32]
18 Jan 2021 Antena 1, RR, TSF I I I I I I I [33]

Opinion polling[edit source | edit]

Results[edit source | edit]

Candidates listed as they will appear in ballots.[34] Template:ElectiontableSummary of the 24 January 2021 Portuguese presidential election results |- !style="background-color:#E9E9E9;text-align:left;" colspan="2" rowspan="2"|Candidates !style="background-color:#E9E9E9;text-align:left;" rowspan="2"|Supporting parties !style="background-color:#E9E9E9;text-align:right;" colspan="2"|First round |- !style="background-color:#E9E9E9;text-align:right;"|Votes !style="background-color:#E9E9E9;text-align:right;"|% |- |style="width: 5px" bgcolor=darkred align="center" | |align=left|Marisa Matias |align=left|Left Bloc, Socialist Alternative Movement |align="right" |0 |align="right" |0.00 |- |style="width: 10px" bgcolor=#FF9900 align="center" | |align=left|Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa |align=left|Social Democratic Party, People's Party |align="right" |0 |align="right" |0.00 |- |style="width: 5px" bgcolor=#00ADEF align="center" | |align=left|Tiago Mayan Gonçalves |align=left|Liberal Initiative |align="right" |0 |align="right" |0.00 |- |style="width: 5px" bgcolor=#202056 align="center" | |align=left|André Ventura |align=left|CHEGA |align="right" |0 |align="right" |0.00 |- |style="width: 5px" bgcolor=LightSeaGreen align="center" | |align=left|Vitorino Silva |align=left|React, Include, Recycle |align="right" |0 |align="right" |0.00 |- |style="width: 5px" bgcolor=red align="center" | |align=left|João Ferreira |align=left|Portuguese Communist Party, Ecologist Party "The Greens" |align="right" |0 |align="right" |0.00 |- |style="width: 5px" bgcolor=#FF66FF align="center" | |align=left|Ana Gomes |align=left|People–Animals–Nature, LIVRE |align="right" |0 |align="right" |0.00 |- |colspan="3" align=left style="background-color:#E9E9E9"|Total valid |width="65" align="right" style="background-color:#E9E9E9"|0 |width="40" align="right" style="background-color:#E9E9E9"|100.00 |- |align=right colspan="3"|Blank ballots |width="65" align="right" |0 |width="40" align="right" |0.00 |- |align=right colspan="3" |[lower-alpha 7]Invalid ballots |width="65" align="right"|0 |width="40" align="right"|0.00 |- |colspan="3" align=left style="background-color:#E9E9E9"|Total |width="65" align="right" style="background-color:#E9E9E9"|0 |width="40" align="right" style="background-color:#E9E9E9"| |- |colspan=3|Registered voters/turnout ||0||0.00 |- |colspan=5 align=left|Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições |}

Vote share 1st Round
Marisa Matias
Marcelo R. de Sousa
Tiago Mayan
André Ventura
Vitorino Silva
João Ferreira
Ana Gomes

See also[edit source | edit]

Notes[edit source | edit]

  1. Supported by PSD and CDS-PP
  2. Supported by PAN and LIVRE; even though she is a member of PS, the party is not enforcing party discipline and is not officially backing any candidate in particular
  3. Supported by PCP and PEV
  4. Candidate only delivered 11 signatures, and of these only 6 were valid. However, his name will appear on ballots as they are already being printed before the Court officialy verifies all candidacies documents. Votes for Eduardo Baptista will be counted as invalid.
  5. Withdrew
  6. Via videotelephony
  7. Includes votes for candidate Eduardo Baptista.

References[edit source | edit]

  1. "O Presidente da República, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, marcou hoje as eleições presidenciais para 24 de janeiro de 2021". www.24.sapo.pt (in Portuguese). Sapo. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  2. "Ana Gomes é candidata à Presidência da República". www.publico.pt (in Portuguese). Público. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  3. "Presidenciais: «Se não estivesse aqui não haveria uma candidatura para os que se reveem no socialismo democrático», afirma Ana Gomes". www.executivedigest.sapo.pt (in Portuguese). Executive Digest. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  4. “Depois das legislativas, Ventura avança para as Presidenciais”, Jornal i (August 24, 2019).
  5. "PCP anuncia candidatura do eurodeputado João Ferreira às eleições presidenciais". www.jornaleconomico.sapo.pt (in Portuguese). Jornal Económico. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  6. “Marcelo confirma recandidatura: “Não vou sair a meio de uma caminhada exigente e penosa“, TVI24 (December 07, 2020).
  7. “Presidenciais: Marcelo entrega 12.747 assinaturas e promete “campanha pela positiva”“, Visão (December 23, 2020).
  8. Borges, Liliana (5 September 2020). "BE entra na corrida às eleições presidenciais com Marisa Matias" (in Portuguese). Retrieved September 5, 2020.
  9. Borges, Liliana (25 July 2020). "Iniciativa Liberal já tem candidato a Belém: chama-se Tiago Mayan Gonçalves e diz-se "descomprometido"" [Liberal Initiative already has a candidate for Belém: his name is Tiago Mayan Gonçalves and he says he is "uncompromised"] (in Portuguese). Público. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  10. Tello Silva, Mafalda (24 December 2020). "Tiago Mayan formaliza candidatura à Presidência da República" (in Portuguese). Notícias ao Minuto. Retrieved 24 December 2020.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Agência, Lusa (September 8, 2020). "Presidenciais. De André Ventura a Tino de Rans, já são oito os pré-candidatos a Belém" [Presidentials. From André Ventura to Tino de Rans, there are already eight pre-candidates for Belém] (in Portuguese). Observador. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  12. Lusa, Agência (December 23, 2020). "Tino de Rans diz-se "candidato do povo" com gabinete "na rua" ao oficializar candidatura à presidência" (in Portuguese). Retrieved December 23, 2020.
  13. https://www.publico.pt/2020/08/27/politica/noticia/ps-ja-militante-quer-presidente-1929320
  14. “Eduardo Baptista é o primeiro nome do boletim de voto para as presidenciais. Mas não vai a votos“, Sapo (December 30, 2020).
  15. https://www.dn.pt/poder/presidenciais-tem-mais-um-candidato-e-nao-poupa-criticas-a-marcelo-13004238.html
  16. https://www.noticiasaominuto.com/politica/1598313/patinha-antao-quer-ser-candidato-a-pr-para-ser-rosto-dos-desempregados
  17. https://www.parlamento.pt/DeputadoGP/Paginas/Biografia.aspx?BID=1607
  18. Lusa (12 December 2020). "Presidenciais. Bruno Fialho do PDR desiste de candidatura a Belém" [Presidentials. Bruno Fialho of PDR gives up his candidacy to Belém] (in Portuguese). Público. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwqLYOvZgYc
  20. "Adolfo Mesquita Nunes afasta candidatura às Presidenciais". www.observador.pt (in Portuguese). Observador. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  21. “Se há uma coisa que aprendi é que nunca se deve dizer nunca a nada”, Público (January 24, 2018).
  22. "Miguel Albuquerque continua a equacionar candidatura a Belém". www.dnoticiais.pt (in Portuguese). Diário de Notícias da Madeira. 10 September 2020. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  23. "Marisa 2021" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  24. "João Ferreira 2021" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  25. "Partido RIR" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  26. "Ana Gomes 2021" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  27. "Ventura 2021" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  28. "Mayan 2021" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  29. "PDR Facebook" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  30. 30.00 30.01 30.02 30.03 30.04 30.05 30.06 30.07 30.08 30.09 30.10 30.11 30.12 30.13 30.14 "Debates televisivos arrancam em 2 de janeiro e terminam no dia 9". RTP (in Portuguese). 10 December 2020. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 31.5 "Debates televisivos para as presidenciais já arrancaram. Conheça o calendário". ECO (in Portuguese). 2 January 2021. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
  32. "Marcelo abre e fecha os debates eleitorais nas televisões, entre 2 e 9 de Janeiro". Público (in Portuguese). 10 December 2020. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  33. "Presidenciais. Marcelo segura votos, Ventura e Ana Gomes na luta pelo segundo lugar". Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 2 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  34. "Boletim de Voto (Espécime)" (PDF). Comissão Nacional de Eleições (in Portuguese). 28 December 2020. Retrieved 2 January 2021.

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