Independent Movement for the National Reconstruction / Party of the Portuguese Right

The Independent Movement for the National Reconstruction / Party of the Portuguese Right (MIRN-PDP, Portuguese: Movimento Independente para a Reconstrução Nacional / Partido da Direita Portuguesa) was a Portuguese political party.[1] It became an official political party on 7 March 1979 and was officially dissolved on 12 June 1997 (Acórdão 674/97 of the Constitutional Court) as it was found to be inactive since 30 June 1984.[1] It took part in only one election, the 1980 legislative election,[1] as a part of a coalition of right-wing parties, but failed to win any seats.[2]

Independent Movement for the National Reconstruction / Party of the Portuguese Right
Movimento Independente para a Reconstrução Nacional / Partido da Direita Portuguesa
LeaderGeneral Kaúlza de Arriaga
Founded7 March 1979 (1979-27-07)
Dissolved12 June 1997 (1997-18-12)
Political positionRight-wing to Far-right
ColoursBlue

HistoryEdit

 
MIRN-PDP's leader, Kaúlza de Arriaga

The party was created, as a political movement, in 1977.[3] It became an official political party on 7 March 1979.[1] It was led by president General Káulza de Arriaga,[1] and vice-president Jorge Morais Barbosa.[4]

Before the 1980 legislative election, the MIRN-PDP first attempted to take part in the Democratic Alliance, but was turned down.[2] It instead joined a coalition with the Christian Democratic Party and a movement called National Front, but the coalition performed worse than when the Christian Democratic Party ran alone in the 1979 legislative election (23,819 in 1980 vs. 72,514 in 1979).[2]

PNR's leader José Pinto Coelho took part in MIRN manifestations in 1980.[3]

Election ResultsEdit

Assembly of the RepublicEdit

Election Assembly of the Republic Government Size
Votes % Seats won
1980

PDC-MIRN-FN coalition

23,819 0.40%
0 / 250
No seats 9th

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Movimento Independente para a Reconstrução Nacional/Partido da Direita Portuguesa | Comissão Nacional de Eleições". www.cne.pt (in European Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-09-03.
  2. ^ a b c Marchi, Riccardo (2012). "A extrema-direita portuguesa na "Rua": da transição à democracia (1976-1980)". Locus: Revista de História.
  3. ^ a b Costa, José Mourão da (2011). "O Partido Nacional Renovador: a nova extrema-direita na democracia portuguesa". Análise Social (201): 765–787. ISSN 0003-2573.
  4. ^ Marchi, Riccardo; Pinto, Tiago (2019). "A mobilização social das direitas em Portugal entre autoritarismo e democratização: o caso do Movimento Nacionalista (1972-1980)". Análise Social (231): 338–362. doi:10.31447/AS00032573.2019231.05. ISSN 0003-2573.