Democratic Alliance (Portugal)


Democratic Alliance (Portugal)
Democratic Alliance
Aliança Democrática
Founded 1979
Dissolved 1983
Ideology Liberal conservatism
Conservatism
Social conservatism
Political position Centre-right
National affiliation Social Democratic Party
Democratic and Social Centre – People´s Party
People's Monarchist Party
International affiliation None
Official colours Blue, Orange
Politics of Portugal
Political parties
Elections
AD - Democratic Alliance, mural painting
Vote AD, mural painting

The Democratic Alliance (Portuguese: Aliança Democrática or AD) was a coalition in Portugal between the Social Democratic Party (Portuguese: Partido Social Democrata or PSD), the Democratic Social Center (Portuguese: Centro Democrático Social or CDS) and the People's Monarchist Party (Portuguese: Partido Popular Monárquico or PPM), including also a group of dissidents of the rightwing of the Socialist Party which were disapointed by the last Soares government called The Reformists (Os Reformistas), including José Medeiros Ferreira (who would later rejoin the PS), António Barreto (who remained a more or less rightwing aligned independent) and Francisco Sousa Tavares (who joind the Social Democratic Party afterwards). The coalition was first formed in 1979 in order to run to the legislative election of the same year. It was led by Francisco Sá Carneiro and Freitas do Amaral and won the legislative elections of 1979 and 1980, but lost the presidential election of 1980.

After the death of Sá Carneiro on 4 December 1980, the coalition was unable to find a leader with his charisma. Francisco Pinto Balsemão, the new Social Democratic leader, became Prime Minister, but was unable to consolidate the support enjoyed by his predecessor. After its defeat in the municipal elections of 1982, it was disbanded in 1983.

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa led an attempt to establish a new Democratic Alliance in 1998, between the Social Democrats and the People's Party (the former CDS), led by Paulo Portas. It contested the European Parliament elections of 2004 under the Força Portugal label, but was subsequently dissolved.

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Leaders

Election Results

Assembly of the Republic

Election # of votes  % of vote # of seats
1979
2,719,208
45.3%
128
1980
2,868,076
47.6%
134

Local elections

Election # of votes  % of vote # of mandates # of mayors
1979
1,044,642
23.9%
426
73
1982
988,347
19.9%
322
49

Presidential elections

Election Candidate # of votes  % of vote Elected?
1980
Soares Carneiro
2,325,481
40.2%
No

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