Parties in comparison
Explanation of the chart
The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.
On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.
Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.
Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
PSDSocial Democratic Party
PSD (Partido Social Democrata) is a center-right party that is currently represented in the parliament with 71 MPs.
Chega is a right-wing party that is currently represented in the parliament with 12 MPs.
Iniciativa LiberalLiberal Initiative
Iniciativa Liberal is a liberal party that is currently represented in parliament with 8 seats.
CDUUnitary Democratic Coalition
CDU (Coligação Democrática Unitária) is a left party that is currently represented in parliament with 6 seats.
Bloco de EsquerdaLeft Bloc
Bloco de Esquerda is a left party and currently represented in parliament with 5 MPs.
LIVRE is a green party that is currently represented in the parliament with 1 MPs.
PAN (Pessoas–Animais–Natureza) is a animal rights party and currently represented in parliament with 1 MPs.
Aliança DemocráticaDemocratic Alliance
Aliança Democrática is a center-right party from Portugal.
CDS–Partido PopularDemocratic and Social-Popular Center
CDS–Partido Popular is a right-wing party from Portugal.