Today: Thursday, 29 February 2024 year

The head of Portugal published a decree dissolving parliament.

The head of Portugal published a decree dissolving parliament.

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa issued a decree dissolving parliament and holding early elections on March 10.

 

The head of state announced his intention to dissolve the assembly (parliament) and call early elections in early November. The cause of the political crisis was the resignation of Prime Minister Antonio Costa, who was involved in a corruption scandal.

“(The President) dissolves the Assembly of the Republic and calls elections for the Assembly of the Republic on March 10, 2024,” the decree published on the website of Diário da República, Portugal’s official newspaper says.


The President decided to dissolve parliament on the last possible day in order to call early elections for March 10. According to the constitution, simultaneously with the dissolution of parliament, a date for new elections must be set, which, according to electoral law, cannot be announced less than 55 days before the vote.