Portugal

Population Statistics

10,825,309

Total Population

1,623,796

Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

31
jan

Portugal President 2021

2021

23 September 2009

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


Constitution of the Portuguese Republic (1974, last amended 2005)

Updated: June 2015

Article 10, paragraph 1 states:

The people shall exercise political power by means of universal, equal, direct, secret and periodic suffrage, referendum and the other forms provided for in this Constitution.

 

Article 49, paragraph 1 states:

Every citizen who has attained the age of eighteen years shall possess the right to vote, save such incapacities as may be provided for in the general law.

 

Article 50, paragraph 1 states:

Every citizen shall possess the free and equal right to stand for any public office.

 

Excerpts from the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic (1974, last amended 2005)