Together for the People

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Together for the People
Juntos Pelo Povo
PresidentLina Pereira
Secretary-GeneralÉlvio Sousa
Legalized27 January 2015 (2015-01-27) (as a party)
HeadquartersEstrada Padre Alfredo Vieira de Freitas, 164B 9100-079 Gaula, Santa Cruz, Madeira
Ideology
Political position Centre
European affiliation European Democratic Party
Assembly of the Republic
0 / 230
Assembly of Madeira
5 / 47
Local government
(Mayors)
1 / 308
Local government
(Parishes)
5 / 3,066
Website
juntospelopovo.pt

Together for the People (Portuguese : Juntos pelo Povo, JPP) is a Portuguese political party. Its founding principles are Unity, Transparency and Resistance, as evidenced by its symbol. It was legalised by the Portuguese Constitutional Court on 27 January 2015. [2]

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It started in the parish of Santa Cruz, Madeira as an independent movement where it won the 2013 local elections with an absolute majority with Filipe Sousa as head.

After the victory, it was decided to turn the movement into a political party, in March 2014, having submitted over 10 thousand signatures (more than the 7,500 required by law) to the Constitutional Court in November 2014.

It was formed in order to run in the 2015 Madeiran regional elections, because the Portuguese Constitution does not allow for the candidacy of independents to the country's legislative organs or the existence of regional parties, making the JPP available to run in any election in the country if it so chooses, although it currently only runs candidates in Madeira. It won five seats in the 2015 Madeiran regional election with 10.34% of the votes, a total of 13,229 votes.

In the 2019 Madeiran regional election, JPP lost about half of the votes from the previous election, losing 2 seats. [3] In the 2022 legislative election, JPP managed to come third in Madeira, with 6.9% of the votes, but failed to elect any deputy to the Assembly of the Republic. [4]

In 2023, JPP had their best result in any Madeiran regional election, achieving 11% of the votes and recovering the 2 seats lost in 2019. [5]

In the preparations for the 2024 Azorean regional election, JPP presented a candidate for the first time in the Azores, Carlos Furtado, a former regional deputy from Chega that left the party, hoping to expand the party's influence. [6]

In January 2024, JPP's founder and president Filipe Sousa resigned from the presidency and was replaced by Lina Pereira in order to run for Parliament in the 2024 legislative election. [7]

Election results

Assembly of the Republic

ElectionLeaderVotes %Seats+/-Government
2015 Élvio Sousa14,2750.3 (#15)
0 / 230
NewNo seats
2019 10,5520.2 (#18)
0 / 230
Steady2.svg 0No seats
2022 10,7860.2 (#15)
0 / 230
Steady2.svg 0No seats

Regional Assemblies

Madeira Regional Parliament

ElectionLeaderVotes %Seats+/-Government
2015 Élvio Sousa13,11410.3 (#4)
5 / 47
NewOpposition
2019 7,8305.5 (#4)
3 / 47
Decrease2.svg 2Opposition
2023 14,93311.0 (#3)
5 / 47
Increase2.svg 2Opposition

Local elections

ElectionLeaderVotes %Councillors+/-Mayors+/-Assemblies+/-Parishes+/-
2017 Filipe Sousa14,8180.3 (#18)
6 / 2,074
New
1 / 308
New
17 / 6,461
New
45 / 27,005
New
2021 14,0730.3 (#25)
5 / 2,064
Decrease2.svg 1
1 / 308
Steady2.svg 0
13 / 6,448
Decrease2.svg 4
43 / 26,797
Decrease2.svg 2

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