Presidential Elements in Government The Portuguese Semi-Presidential System

  title={Presidential Elements in Government The Portuguese Semi-Presidential System},
  author={Ana Martins},
  journal={European Constitutional Law Review},
  pages={81 - 100}
  • Ana Martins
  • Published 1 February 2006
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • European Constitutional Law Review
Influences of the Movimento das Forças Armadas, of earlier Portuguese and of foreign constitutions on Portuguese Constitution of 1976 — A semi-presidential system with originally four political powers: president, parliament, government and Revolutionary Council — Progressive ascendancy of the presidency in practice between 1976–1982 — Constitutional amendment of 1982: Revolutionary Council abrogated, parliamentary powers strengthened, presidential powers reduced — Presidential role in practice… 
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