Portugal is a republic with a semi-presidential representative democracy. The Portuguese monarchy was abolished on 5 October 1910, Portugal’s constitution forbids changes to its republican way of government.
Chief of state and commander in chief of the armed forces is the president, he is elected by an absolute majority vote through a two-round system.
Head of government is the prime minister, he is appointed by the president.
Portugal has a multi-party system. Members of the Portuguese Assembly are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system.