O sentido de voto dos eleitores residentes no estrangeiro, 1976-2011

Translated title of the contribution: How voters living abroad voted in 1976-2011

Ana Maria Belchior, Marco Lisi, Manuel Abrantes, Joana Azevedo

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The main purpose of this article is to analyse the voting behaviour of Portuguese citizens living abroad during the democratic period (1976-2011), in legislative, European and presidential elections, as well as the role of the system of parties abroad in electoral mobilisation and in explaining the voting behaviour. The two most important trends that emerge are: first, the sharp decrease in the participation of this electorate in both emigration constituencies, in all types of elections; and, second, a greater systematic concentration of votes in the two main parties, especially in the PSD with regard to the circle outside Europe.
Translated title of the contributionHow voters living abroad voted in 1976-2011
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)97-115
Number of pages19
JournalSociologia, Problemas e Praticas
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019


  • Elections
  • External vote
  • Portuguese emigration
  • Voting behavior


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