1965 Portuguese legislative election

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1965 Portuguese National Assembly election

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130 seats to the National Assembly
65 seats needed for a majority
  First party
  Antonio Salazar-1.jpg
Leader António de Oliveira Salazar
Party UN
Last election 130 seats
Seats won 130
Seat change Steady
Popular vote 998,542
Percentage 100.0%
Swing Steady

Prime Minister before election

António de Oliveira Salazar

Prime Minister-elect

António de Oliveira Salazar

Coat of arms of Portugal
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Parliamentary elections were held in Portugal on 7 November 1965.[1]


Five opposition lists registered to compete in the elections, but four withdrew in protest at a lack of freedom in campaigning.[2] The remaining Social Democrat list called for self-determination in Portuguese colonies in Africa.[2]


Party Votes % Seats
National Union
Social Democratic list
Invalid/blank votes
Total 998,542 100 130
Registered voters/turnout 1,357,459 73.6
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1542 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ a b "Dr. Salazar Makes Appeal To Portuguese Electorate 'Absence And Silence Of Opposition'" The Times, 6 November 1965, p7, Issue 56472

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