New Democracy Party (Portugal)

The New Democracy Party (Portuguese: Partido da Nova Democracia, pronounced [pɐɾˈtidu dɐ ˈnɔvɐ dɨmukɾɐˈsiɐ]) was a small Portuguese Eurosceptic liberal-conservative political party. In voting ballots, its name appeared only as New Democracy, with the acronym unchanged. The party was founded in 2003.[2] It was, at the time, a new party which resulted from Manuel Monteiro's separation from the Democratic and Social Centre – People's Party. The party was a member of the EUDemocrats. Manuel Monteiro eventually would leave the party in 2009, which was led, since then, by Joel Viana until its extinction.

New Democracy Party
Partido da Nova Democracia
LeadersManuel Monteiro
Joel Viana
Founded18 June 2003 (2003-06-18)
Dissolved23 September 2015 (2015-09-23)
Split fromDemocratic and Social Centre – People's Party
HeadquartersLisbon (until 2010)
Funchal (2010–2015)
Right-wing populism
Political positionRight-wing
European affiliationEuropeans United for Democracy
European Parliament groupAlliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Colours  Blue
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Assembly of the Republic
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In the 2011 presidential election, the PND's candidate was José Manuel Coelho. He won 4.5% of the vote: greatly surpassing expectations and pre-election polling.

The party's registration was cancelled by the Constitutional Court on 23 September 2015, after the party failed to submit its required annual report in 2011, 2012, and 2013.


  1. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2015). "Madeira/Portugal". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 7 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Political Parties in Portugal". Translation Company Group. Retrieved 15 June 2016.

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