We, the Citizens!

We, the Citizens! (Portuguese: Nós, Cidadãos!) is a Portuguese political party founded by members of the Portuguese Institute of Democracy (Instituto Democracia Portuguesa, IDP) after the large protest against the introduction of a single social tax in 2012.

We, the Citizens!
Nós, Cidadãos!
AbbreviationNC
PresidentJoaquim Rocha Afonso[1]
Founded23 June 2015 (2015-06-23)
HeadquartersRua Gonçalves Crespo, 16A – 1150–185 Lisboa
Think tankInstituto Democracia Portuguesa
Youth wingWe, the Youth!
Ideology
Political positionCentre-right[2]
Colours  Gold
Assembly of the Republic
0 / 230
European
Parliament
0 / 21
Regional
Parliaments
0 / 104
Local government
(Mayors)
1 / 308
Local
assemblies
15 / 6,461
Local government
(Parishes)
3 / 3,085
Website
noscidadaos.pt

HistoryEdit

IDP is a civic association founded in 2007 and advocating the need for a more democratic society, respecting the sovereignty of the people and the rule of law. Nós, Cidadãos! claims to be "Classical Social Democrats", and campaign on government and judicial reform, participatory democracy, sustainability and social justice. The party strongly supports European integration. It is supported by several prominent judges and legal scholars as well as the famous Portuguese singer and composer José Cid.[2]

In the legislative elections of 2015, they received 21,382 votes, ranked 12th, and did not elect any member of parliament. One quirk of their performance, however, was their second place in the "Outside Europe" constituency, behind the Portugal à Frente coalition. They even came top among registered voters in China. The Constitutional Court rejected a petition by the Socialist Party, who came third, to contest the election on the grounds of alleged electoral fraud.[citation needed]

Electoral resultsEdit

Assembly of the RepublicEdit

Election Assembly of the Republic Government Size Leader Notes
Votes % ±pp Seats won +/−
2015 21,439 0.4%
0 / 230
Extra-parliamentary 12th Mendo Castro Henriques
2019 12,379 0.2%  0.2
0 / 230
  Extra-parliamentary 15th Mendo Castro Henriques

European ParliamentEdit

Election European Parliament Size Candidate
Votes % ±pp Seats won +/
2019 34,672 1.1%
0 / 21
10th Paulo de Morais

MunicipalitiesEdit

Municipality Local government Local assemblies
Votes Percentage Seats won Votes Percentage Seats won
Oleiros 1,302 35.6%
2 / 5
1,320 36.1%
6 / 15
Oliveira de Frades 2,869 47.0%
3 / 5
2,593 42.4%
7 / 15
Portimão 1,175 5.9%
0 / 5
1,328 6.7%
1 / 21
Tavira 364 3.1%
0 / 7
631 5.3%
1 / 21

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