People's Monarchist Party (Portugal)

The People's Monarchist Party (Portuguese: Partido Popular Monárquico, pronounced [pɐɾˈtidu pupuˈlaɾ muˈnaɾkiku]) is a political party in Portugal. It was founded in 1974[6] by various groups opposing the Estado Novo, in the context of the Carnation Revolution. Currently it is a small monarchist party with little political support. It is known that the claimant to the Portuguese throne, Dom Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, does not support this party officially, especially during the period of its leadership by Nuno da Câmara Pereira, a known supporter of the Duke of Loulé’s claim to the throne.

People's Monarchist Party
Partido Popular Monárquico
LeaderGonçalo da Câmara Pereira
FoundedMay 23, 1974 (1974-05-23)
HeadquartersTravessa Pimenteira, 1300-460, Lisbon
Political positionRight-wing[3]
National affiliationAD (1979–1983)
Basta! (2019)
European affiliationEuropean Christian Political Movement[4]
International affiliationInternational Monarchist Conference[5]
Assembly of the Republic
0 / 230
European Parliament
0 / 21
Regional parliaments
2 / 57
67 / 2,078
Party flag

The party had, until 2009, two representatives in the Assembly of the Republic, elected on the lists of the Social Democratic Party, following an agreement with the latter party's leader, Pedro Santana Lopes. In 2009, under the leadership of Câmara Pereira, the party decided to run in the elections of that year on its own, gaining no seats.

The party had not been elected on its own since the dissolution of the Democratic Alliance, of which it was a part, and seldom reached 0.5% of votes. Nevertheless, under the leadership of Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles (who has since retired from the party), the party was a pioneer in introducing ecological concerns into Portuguese politics.[citation needed]

The People's Monarchist Party is a member of the International Monarchist Conference and the European Christian Political Movement.


    • Gonçalo Pereira Ribeiro Teles, 1974 — 1988
    • Augusto Martins Ferreira do Amaral, 1988 — 1990
    • Nuno Cardoso da Silva, 1990 — 1993
    • Fernando Manuel Moreira de Sá Monteiro, 1993 — 1997
    • Miguel Jorge Pignatelli de Sena Belo de Queirós e Ataíde, 1997 — 2005
    • Nuno Maria Pacheco da Câmara Pereira, 2005 — 2010
    • Paulo Jorge Abraços Estêvão, 2010 — 2017
    • Gonçalo Maria de Figueiredo Cabral da Camara Pereira, 2017 —

Notable members

See also


  1. Nordsieck, Wolfram (2016). "Azores/Portugal". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 7 May 2018.
  2. "Partido Popular Monárquico | EUROPEIAS 2014". Partido Popular Monárquico. Archived from the original on 2 October 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  3. "Partido Popular Monárquico | Programa Político". Partido Popular Monárquico. Archived from the original on 2 October 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  4. "Our members and associates". European Christian Political Movement.
  5. "Monarchist Conference - Members". International Monarchist Conference. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  6. "Political Parties in Portugal". Translation Company Group. Retrieved 15 June 2016.