National Union (Portugal)

Portuguese political party

The National Union (Portuguese: União Nacional) was the only legal party of the Estado Novo regime in Portugal, founded in July 1930 and ruled by António de Oliveira Salazar during most of its time.

National Union
União Nacional
Other namePeople's National Action (1970–1974)
PresidentAntónio Salazar (1932–1968)
Marcello Caetano (1968–1974)
Founded30 July 1930 (1930-07-30)
Dissolved25 April 1974 (1974-04-25)
HeadquartersLisbon, Portugal
 • Portuguese nationalism
 • Portuguese irredentism
 • Catholic corporatism
 • National conservatism
 • Social conservatism
Colours  Blue and   White
  Green (1970–1974)
Party flag


Portrait Name
Took office Left office Time in office
António de Oliveira Salazar
30 July 193027 September 196838 years, 59 days
Marcelo Caetano
27 September 196825 April 19745 years, 210 days