Elections in Portugal: Extreme Right Jump Shows Exit Polls

The centre-right Democratic Alliance (AD) appears to marginally win the parliamentarys in , but seems to be far from securing an absolute parliamentary majority, according to three exit Polls. According to the exit polls for the elections in Portugal AD moves between 27.6%-33%, right in front of the ruling Socialist Party (PS) that raises between 24.2% to 29.5%. Polls from the three largest Portuguese television networks SIC, RTP and TVI show that aggregately all right-wing parties, including the far-right Chega, are likely to secure an absolute majority together. Chega moves in percentages between 14%-21.6%, in a huge percentage jump from 7.2% recorded in the last January 2022 election. However, AD has so far ruled out any cooperation with Chega. After eight years of socialist governments, the Iberian country’s parliament seems to be shifting to the right with a new impetus from populists, according to the exit poll.