2006 Portuguese presidential election
The 2006 Portuguese presidential election was held on 22 January to elect a new president to succeed Jorge Sampaio, who was term-limited. Aníbal Cavaco Silva of the Social Democratic Party candidate, the former Prime Minister, won 50.54 percent of the vote in the first round. It was the first time a right-wing candidate was elected President since the 1974 Carnation Revolution.
|Turnout||61.5% 11.8 pp|
|Candidates||Supporting parties||First round|
|Aníbal Cavaco Silva||Social Democratic Party, People's Party||2,773,431||50.54|
|Mário Soares||Socialist Party||785,355||14.31|
|Jerónimo de Sousa||Portuguese Communist Party, Ecologist Party "The Greens"||474,083||8.64|
|Francisco Louçã||Left Bloc||292,198||5.32|
|António Garcia Pereira||Portuguese Workers' Communist Party||23,983||0.44|
|Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições Archived 2012-08-21 at the Wayback Machine|
Strongest candidate by municipality.
- "Os cartazes das eleições presidenciais desde 1976". Público (in Portuguese). Retrieved 12 May 2020.
- Portuguese Electoral Commission
- Official results site, Portuguese Justice Ministry
- NSD: European Election Database - Portugal Archived 2014-12-20 at the Wayback Machine publishes regional level election data; allows for comparisons of election results, 1990–2010