of the Assembly of the Republic
The Assembly’s official journal is the
Journal of the Assembly of the Republic (Diário da
Assembleia da República).
It consists of two separate series, with Series
2 divided into five sub-series.
The content of each series is as follows:
1 – A true and complete account of what takes place
at each plenary sitting.
2-A – The text of the decrees, resolutions and decisions
issued by the Plenary, the Standing Committee, the Bureau,
and the Conference of Parliamentary Group Representatives;
the text of draft amendments to the Constitution, Member’s
and government bills, draft resolutions and referenda, draft
decisions, the parliamentary committee opinions on them, replacement
texts (if any) and final versions, together with any other
opinions that parliamentary committees are asked to produce;
the text of the summons issued by the President of the Republic
when he calls the Assembly under the terms of the Constitution,
messages from the President of the Republic, the Government’s
Programme, and motions rejecting the Government’s Programme,
motions of no confidence and motions of confidence.
2-B – The text of votes, calls to answer questions,
parliamentary inquiries, and motions for the consideration
of executive laws, as well as written questions to the Government
and the requests referred to in Article 156(d) and (e) of
the Constitution, and the respective replies, which may be
reproduced only in part when the Bureau sees fit due to their
length, as well as the texts of parliamentary hearings; and
the texts of and reports on petitions whose publication is
required by law or which the competent committee sees fit
2-C – The activity reports of the various parliamentary
committees, as required by the Rules of Procedure, and of
delegations of the Assembly of the Republic; the minutes of
committees and parliamentary hearings when a decision is taken
to publish them; and documents concerning Members’ mandates
and terms of office and parliamentary groups.
2-D – Speeches given by Members when representing
the Assembly of the Republic at international organisations
(particularly the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the Parliamentary
Assembly of the Council of Europe, the NATO Parliamentary
Assembly, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Western European
Union, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for
Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Conference of European
Affairs Committees of Parliaments of the European Union),
provided they are also reproduced in full in the respective
records; the speeches by Assembly delegations; and the documents
related to the formation and composition of parliamentary
2-E – The orders issued by the President and Vice-Presidents
of the Assembly; the Assembly of the Republic’s budget
and accounts, and the Assembly and the Legal Audit Office’s
activity reports; the decisions, recommendations, opinions
and reports of the independent organs attached to the Assembly
of the Republic; documents concerning the Assembly’s
staff; and any other documents whose publication is required
by the law or the Rules of Procedure, or which the President
sees fit to have published.
separate issues (separatas) of the Journal of the Assembly
of the Republic serve to publish initiatives before they are
put to public discussion.
The Journal of the Assembly of the Republic
and the separate issues are published exclusively in electronic
format, on this webpage.
Under the terms of the applicable legislation
full faith is attached to this electronic edition, and the
publication of acts by this means is valid for all legal purposes
and for the purposes of the Rules of Procedure.
You can also access the
Parliamentary Debates database, which includes Series
1 and 2 of the Journal of the Assembly of the Republic from
the 1st Legislature up to the present day.