Portugal political map
Political map of Portugal. Portugal political map (Southern Europe - Europe) to print. Portugal political map (Southern Europe - Europe) to download. Politics in Portugal take place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the Prime Minister is the head of government, and of a multi-party system. The President of the Republic is the head of state and has several significant political powers, which he exercises often. Executive power is exercised by the Council of Ministers as its shown in Portugal political map. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the Assembly of the Republic. Since 1975 the party system is dominated by the social democratic Socialist Party and the liberal conservative Social Democratic Party. The Judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature.
The national and regional governments are dominated by two political parties, the PS, a Social Democratic party, that resembles the British Labour or the German SPD, and the PSD, a conservative party, member of the European People Party, that have similar base politics in some themes: both are Pro-Europe and support the market economy. Other parties with seats in the parliament are the Portuguese Communist Party, the People Party, the Leftwing Block and the Green Party. The Communists and the Greens are in coalition as the Unitarian Democratic Coalition. The Portuguese political scene has been dominated by the Socialist Party and the Social Democratic Party since the Revolution, although the Popular Party had been present in some post-revolution governments and the Portuguese Communist Party in coalition with The Greens holds the presidency of several municipalities as its mentioned in Portugal political map.