A Resurgent Presidency? Portuguese Semi-Presidentialism and the 2016 Elections

  title={A Resurgent Presidency? Portuguese Semi-Presidentialism and the 2016 Elections},
  author={Jorge M. Fernandes and Carlos Jalali},
  journal={South European Society and Politics},
  pages={121 - 138}
Abstract This article analyses the Portuguese presidential elections of January 2016, setting these within the backdrop of recent semi-presidential practice in Portugal. The election took place in the context of an apparent hollowing of the presidency, a pattern that potentially reflects the bailout that marked most of the second term of the outgoing president, Cavaco Silva. This pattern also helps explain the second-order nature of this presidential election. Despite potentially being an ‘open… 

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