Liberal Initiative (Portugal)
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Liberal Initiative Portugal

The Liberal Initiative (Portuguese: Iniciativa Liberal) is a Portuguese political party led by João Cotrim de Figueiredo.[7] It is a classical-liberal party that advocates for more economic, political, and social freedom.[1][2][3] It won one seat in the 2019 Portuguese legislative election.[8]


The party was created as an association in 2016, and was approved as a party by the Constitutional Court in 2017.[9] The party was admitted to the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party, a European political party, in November 2017.[10]

The party ran for election for the first time in the 2019 European Parliament election in Portugal, garnering 0.9% of the votes, and failing to win any seats in the European Parliament.[11]

In the 2019 legislative election, the party won a single seat in the Portuguese Parliament through the electoral district of Lisbon, earning 67,681 votes in total, equivalent to 1.29% of the votes cast.[8]

Electoral results

Assembly of the Republic

Election Assembly of the Republic Government Size Leader Notes
Votes % ±pp Seats won +/-
2019 67,681 1.3%
Opposition 8th Carlos Guimarães Pinto

European Parliament

Election European Parliament Size Candidate
Votes % ±pp Seats won +/
2019 29,120 0.9%
11th Ricardo Arroja

List of leaders

João Cotrim de Figueiredo, the party's current leader.
Name Start End
1st Miguel Ferreira da Silva 13 December 2017 13 October 2018
2nd Carlos Guimarães Pinto 13 October 2018 8 December 2019
3rd João Cotrim de Figueiredo 8 December 2019 Present


  1. ^ a b c d "What is Iniciativa Liberal? - More Political, Social and Economic Freedom". Archived from the original on 2017-12-22. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b c d "Valores | Iniciativa Liberal" (in Portuguese). Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b c d "Identidade | Iniciativa Liberal" (in Portuguese). Retrieved .
  4. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2019). "Portugal". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "Voltou a guerra dos cartazes. PS diz "cumprimos", Iniciativa Liberal satiriza "com primos" - Renascença". 2019-08-08. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "PS mais absoluto, PSD em queda livre. Aliança e Iniciativa Liberal podem eleger". 2019-09-04. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "A Iniciativa | Iniciativa Liberal" (in Portuguese). Retrieved .
  8. ^ a b "Legislativas 2019 - Resultados Globais". Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Iniciativa Liberal já é um partido".
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  11. ^ "Europeias 2019 - Resultados Globais". Retrieved .

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