National Solidarity Party (Portugal)

National Solidarity Party
Partido da Solidariedade Nacional
President Manuel Sérgio
Founded 26 July 1990 (1990-07-26)
Dissolved 10 January 2006 (2006-01-10)
Ideology Humanism
Pensioners' rights
Political position Centre
European affiliation None
International affiliation None

The National Solidarity Party (Portuguese: Partido da Solidariedade Nacional, PSN) was a political party in Portugal.


The party was established in 1990 and sought to represent the interests of pensioners.[1] In the 1991 parliamentary elections it received 1.68% of the vote and won a seat in the Assembly of the Republic,[2] taken by its president, Manuel Sérgio. However, its vote share was reduced to just 0.21% in the 1995 elections, resulting in the party losing its seat.[2]

The 1999 elections saw the party's vote share remain at 0.21%. After failing to regain parliamentary representation, it did not contest any further elections,[2] and was declared defunct in 2006.[1]

The party also contested the elections for the European Parliament in 1994 and 1999, winning no seats in both cases.

Election results

Assembly of the Republic

Election Assembly of the Republic Government Size Notes
Votes % ±pp Seats won +/−
1991 96,096 1.68% Increase 1.68
1 / 230
Increase1 Opposition 5th New party
1995 12,613 0.21% Decrease1.47
0 / 230
Decrease1 Out of parliament 8th
1999 11,488 0.21% Steady0.0
0 / 230
Steady0 Out of parliament 9th

European Parliament

Election European Parliament Size Notes
Votes % ±pp Seats won +/
1994 11,214 0.37% Increase0.37
0 / 25
Steady0 10th New party
1999 8,413 0.24% Decrease0.13
0 / 25
Steady0 9th


  1. 1 2 Partido da Solidariedade Nacional CNE (Portuguese)
  2. 1 2 3 Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1554–1559 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
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