The current head of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, wins the first round of the presidential election after processing 55.47% of the protocols. Such data are provided by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the republic.
The presidential elections were held in Portugal on Sunday, January 24, polling stations closed at 19:00 (22:00 Moscow time). This time seven people are running for the post of head of state.
According to the materials of the department, the 72-year-old incumbent president receives 65.51% of the vote, the leader of the right-wing “Enough” party, André Ventura, was supported by 12.33% of voters, and the lawyer and former diplomat Anu Gomes – 9.57%.
Marcelo Rebelo di Sousa has led the country since 2016. In early January, the politician was diagnosed with a coronavirus, but he did not show any symptoms of the disease.