President Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues
The Assembleia da República plays an irreplaceable part in our democracy: this is where the sovereign will of the people is represented.
It is the Assembleia that passes legislative initiatives and approves the adoption of laws. This is the place where the government's action is examined and it is the forum of major political debates.
The Assembleia da República is required to know exactly how to perform its constitutional duties yet it should also know how to get ever closer to citizens.
Portugal needs a grassroots democracy. We need to ensure that citizens have tools to enable them to understand and appraise what their representatives do. The parlamento.pt site is one of those tools.
Welcome to the website of the Assembleia da República!
Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues