Parliament Speaker Election in Portugal Unsuccessful

Portugal’s Political Landscape in Flux: A Journey Through the Challenges of Forming a Stable Government

Portugal’s newly elected parliament faced a political crisis on March 10th as the election of the President of Parliament failed at its third attempt. This highlighted deep rifts within the Assembleia da Republica, with none of the candidates receiving an absolute majority of 116 votes, even in the final round. MPs will reconvene to try again, allowing parties to nominate new candidates. The new Prime Minister, Luis Montenegro of the Democratic Alliance, faces a challenging term ahead.

Montenegro was appointed head of government by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa after his alliance won the most votes in the election. Despite this victory, however, the Socialists who have been in power for eight years narrowly missed their own majority. The government is scheduled to take office on April 2nd, but governing is expected to be difficult due to challenges from right-wing populist party Chega, led by André Ventura who gained over 50 seats.

With no coalition between conservatives and socialists possible and Montenegro refusing to work with Chega, forming a government may prove even more complex. Failure to secure a majority in the parliamentary vote on the government program could lead to another election. As such, Portugal’s political landscape remains uncertain as parties navigate these challenges and search for a way forward in forming a stable government.

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