Parliament Speaker Election in Portugal Unsuccessful

Portugal’s Political Divide Leaves New Parliament Deadlocked: What’s Next for Montenegro?

The election of the President of Parliament failed at its third attempt, highlighting deep political rifts in Portugal’s newly elected “Assembleia da Republica” on March 10th. At the constitutive meeting in Lisbon, all candidates fell short of the necessary absolute majority of 116 votes, even in the last round of voting. MPs will reconvene to try again, with parties able to nominate new candidates. The new Prime Minister, Luis Montenegro of the Democratic Alliance, faces a challenging term in office.

Montenegro was appointed head of government by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, after his alliance won the most votes in the election. The Socialists, who have been in power for eight years, narrowly missed their own majority. However, it is unclear if a coalition between conservatives and socialists is possible or if Montenegro will reject working with Chega. Failure to secure a majority in the parliamentary vote on the government program could lead to another election and further challenges for Montenegro. Ultimately, the political landscape in Portugal remains uncertain as parties navigate the challenges of forming a government.

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