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The Earth Party ( Portuguese : Partido da Terra , pronounced [pɐɾtiðu dɐ tɛʁɐ] ) Previously called Expired The Earth Party Movement , Movimento o Partido da Terra , abbreviated TPM(hence called Expired MPT – Partido da Terra ), is a green conservative [3] political party in Portugal , founded on August 12, 1993.

Between 2005 and 2009, the party had two Deputies in the Assembly of the Republic : Pedro Quartin Graça and Luís Carloto Marques, elected on the lists of the Social Democratic Party(PSD), following an agreement with its then leader, Pedro Santana Lopes .

The President of the party is José Inácio Faria , elected in the IX Party Conference on 10 November 2014 and the Honorary President is Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles .

The party has participated in Portugal, namely the PSD and the People’s Party (CDS-PP). The MPT is a member of the European People’s Party Group in the European Parliament . [4]Formerly a member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) [5] and an observer of the Liberal International . [6]

2009 European Parliament elections

In April 2009, the party announced in a joint press conference with the leader of the pan-European alliance Libertas.eu Declan Ganley that it would run for the 2009 European Parliament election under the banner of Libertas . [7] While not against European integration, MPT demands more accountability and transparency from the European Union , and the pursuit of a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty in Portugal. [8] In the elections, MPT received 24,062 votes (0.67% of the votes).

2009 Legislative elections

For the 2009 Portuguese legislative election , MPT formed a coalition with the Humanist Party on mainland Portugal that received 0.22% of the votes. Including MPT’s votes in Azores and Madeira , where they ran a list on their own, they reached 0.28% nationwide. However, the 2009 local elections were a success, as MPT won 2 councillor, 17 municipal assembly members and 47 parish councillor posts.

2011 Elections

In the 2011 Portuguese legislative election , MPT gained popularity in Portugal and achieved 0.41% of the national vote, catapulting it from 14th to 8th place overall in comparison to the 2009 Portuguese legislative election . This campaign is being conducted for the first time – and the inclusion in its lists of a number of popular celebrities.

In the 2011 Madeira Regional Election the Party elected a member of the Legislative Assembly in spite of its number of votes of 0.3%.

2014 European Parliament elections

MPT achieved its first major electoral success of any coalition, in the 2014 European Parliament election , winning 7.14% of the vote and electing two MEPs : the former Chairman of the Portuguese Bar Association António Marinho e Pinto (who subsequently was invited to leave the party) and the lawyer José Inácio Faria.

On 21 November 2014, the MPT was admitted as a full member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) at the ALDE congress in Lisbon . [9]

2014 Party Congress

MPT held its IX Party Congress on November 22, 2014 in Lisbon, where incumbent president John Rosas Baker announced MEP José Inácio Faria.

2015 Legislative elections

The party contested the 2015 Portuguese legislature election results under its own open lists, but failed to improve its 2009 Portuguese legislative election result, gaining less than 0.5% of the popular vote and failing to elect any MP to the Assembly of the Republic .


  1. Jump up^ “Eurodeputado eleito presidente do MPT” . publico.pt . Retrieved 15 October 2016 .
  2. Jump up^ Tom Lansford, ed. (2013). Political Handbook of the World 2013 . SAGE Publications. p. 1172. ISBN  978-1-4522-5825-6 .
  3. Jump up^ José M. Magone (2015). “Portugal”. In Donatella M. Viola. Routledge Handbook of European Elections . Routledge. p. 364. ISBN  978-1-317-50363-7 .
  4. Jump up^ http://www.eppgroup.eu/meps/country/portugal
  5. Jump up^ “ALDE Party members | ALDE Party” . ALDE Party | Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe . Retrieved 31 December 2014 .
  6. Jump up^ “Archived copy” . Archived from the original on 5 July 2014 . Retrieved 2014-06-22 .
  7. Jump up^ “Libertas and MPT announce European election partnership”, 27 April 2009,http://www.libertas.eu/ Archived4 June 2009 at theWayback Machine.
  8. Jump up^ “Europeias: MPT quer referendo em Portugal e e contra Tratado de Lisboa”, 27 April 2009, Correio do Minho
  9. Jump up^ “ALDE Party welcomes new member parties” . aldeparty.eu . Retrieved 15 October 2016 .

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