O cumprimento dos programas eleitorais em Portugal: Tendências, reformas políticas e o papel dos veto players (1995-2019)

Translated title of the contribution: Compliance with electoral programmes in Portugal: Trends, policy reforms, and the role of veto players (1995-2019).

Ana Maria Belchior, Catherine Moury, Lúcio Hanenberg, Pedro Nunes

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Abstract

Em que medida os partidos portugueses cumprem as promessas eleitorais? E este cumprimento corresponde a reformas de curto ou de longo prazo? Ainda: em que medida os veto players condicionam o cumprimento do mandato pelos governos? Este artigo centra-se nestas questões, analisando sete legislaturas, entre 1995 e 2019, e um total de 6367 promessas. Os resultados revelam que o nível de cumprimento é consistentemente elevado, que as promessas de curto prazo, apesar de maioritárias, têm um nível de cumprimento igual às de longo prazo, e que os veto players podem condicionar significativamente a capacidade de concretização do mandato pelo executivo.

To what extent Portuguese parties fulfil their electoral pledges? And does this fulfilment imply short- or long-term reforms? More: to what extent do veto players constrain the fulfilment of government mandates? This article focuses on these questions, analysing seven legislatures, from 1995 to 2919 and a total of 6367 pledges. The results show that the rate of fulfilment is consistently high, that short-term pledges, albeit the majority, hold a fulfilment rate equal to those of long-term, and that veto players can significatively constrain the executive’s capacity to carry out its mandate.
Translated title of the contributionCompliance with electoral programmes in Portugal: Trends, policy reforms, and the role of veto players (1995-2019).
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)160-184
Number of pages25
JournalAnalise Social
Volume57
Issue number242
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Electoral pledges
  • Political reforms
  • Portugal
  • Veto players
  • Promessas eleitorais
  • Reformas políticas

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