Portugal will have three electoral runs next year: on the 26th of May (European elections), 22nd of September (Regional elections in Madeira) and on the 6th of October (legislative elections).
After hearing the parties this week on Wednesday and Thursday, the President of the Portuguese Republic has decided to schedule the country’s legislative elections for the 6th of October of 2019.
The head of state has also already chosen the 22nd of September as the date for the regional parliamentary elections in Madeira. Next year, the country’s citizens will participate in yet another round of elections, this time on the European level: on the 26th of May.
“After hearing the Parliamentary Assembly of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, the President chose the 22nd of September as the official date for the regional parliamentary election run”, the note from the Presidency showed. The hearing took place on the 2nd of November.
Mário Centeno, the Finance Minister, had publicly defended that the legislative elections in Portugal should take place closer to the European elections. However, the President has decided to push the date of the general elections for October instead.