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The link between responsibility and solidarity: the meaning of the landslide victory in Portugal

On 30 January, the Portuguese Socialist party (PS) won the snap elections, electing a majority of 117 Members of Parliament out of 230.* The party won in all districts of continental Portugal, making this one of the best electoral performances the Portuguese PS has ever achieved since the country’s transition to democracy. In 2015, the […]

Portugal: an absolute majority for stability and a progressive agenda

In last week’s legislative elections in Portugal, the people gave an absolute majority to the Socialist Party, the second only in its history. The early elections were caused by the reproval of the budget by the more left-wing parties. The message was clear: when we are heading to a post-pandemic scenario and beginning the implementation […]

A socialist majority in Portugal: stability and trust for a progressive leadership

Voting is an essential feature of democracy. People’s concerns, expectations and will are expressed and voiced through their votes. The Portuguese people went to the polls on 30 January 2022 and spoke loud and clear: they put their trust and hope in the hands of António Costa and of the Portuguese progressives. The unexpected results […]