Members of the A.R. and
governing Remuneration and Other Members’ Rights
The Assembly of the Republic is currently made up of 230
Members elected by direct, universal suffrage of all
Portuguese citizens who are registered to vote, be it in
Portuguese territory or abroad. Members of the Assembly of
the Republic represent the whole country, rather than just
the constituencies for which they were elected. The Members’
term of office starts with the first sitting of the Assembly
of the Republic following the elections and comes to an end
with the first sitting following the subsequent elections,
without prejudice to the suspension or termination of any
The Members elected for each party may form a parliamentary group.
In the current legislature there are 6 parliamentary groups,
which correspond to the political parties with Members who
were elected in the legislative elections on 27 September
2009: the Socialist Party (PS), the Social Democratic Party
(PSD), the Social Democratic Centre – Popular Party
(CDS-PP), the Left Bloc (BE), the Portuguese Communist Party
(PCP) and the Ecologist Party – “The Greens” (PEV).
On this page you can access the Members’ biographical
details and their register of interests, as well as various
parliamentary activities. You also have some other search
criteria that will enable you to obtain information about
Members from previous legislatures. You can also access
the Members’ record of attendance at plenary sittings.
It is also possible to see the
and the Members who belong to them; and the legislative
and the composition of the Assembly for the current legislature.
You can read the Members’
and also send suggestions or subscribe to the latter.
Statute of Members,
which lays down rules on their mandates and terms of office
and the conditions for exercising them, may also be consulted
in this area of the site.
Finally, you can see the
composition of the Bureau,
which is the Assembly of the Republic organ made up of the
President, four Vice-Presidents, four Secretaries and four
Vice-Secretaries, who are elected by an absolute majority of
all the Members in full exercise of their office and for the
duration of the legislature.