Political Risk Analysis - Portugal

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| 2012 | | Clemens Hefner, Veronika Kucharzyk, Simona Pavlovic, Mira Strang & David Weitzl | Portugal [Political Risk Analysis] Index 1. General Facts……………………………………………………………………………….. 3 2. Political Criteria………………………………………………………………..................... 4 2.1 Political Balance of Power……………………………………………………….. 4 2.2 Political System & Political Stability………..……………………………………. 6 3. Domestic Economy………………………………………………………………………… 8 3.1 Development of GDP……………………………………………………………… 8 3.2 GDP per Capita…………………………………………………………………….. 9 3.3 Development of GDP per Capita……………………………………………… 10 3.4 Big Share Products in GDP……………………………………………………….. 11 3.5 Sectoral…show more content…
This is already the 2nd time Silva has been elected for President. He is also the former prime minister of the country. The main mission of the President is to ensure national independence, state unity and to ensure the proper performance of the democratic institutions. The parliament (Assembleia da República) in Portugal is elected according to the d’Hondt method for a 4-year period at a time and it consists of 230 deputies. The current parliament has been in office since June 2011. The President can dissolve the parliament and if that happens, a new election has to be made. The parliament has legislative power. The government on the other hand is responsible for the political orientation of the country and the executive power of the country. They are also responsible for controlling the public administration. The head of the government is the prime minister who is currently Pedro Passos Coelho. He took over in year 2011. There are currently five women in the Portuguese government and it is more women they ever had in the government. The prime minister is elected for a maximum of four years. However, there is no limit for being elected as prime minister several times in a row. The prime minister’s job is to choose the council of ministers which includes ministers and state secretaries. He is also responsible for keeping the president informed as well as being accountable to the parliament. The prime minister also has to follow the outcome of elections
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