From 9 o'clock next Monday, the Constitutional Court will have 48 hours to hear a complaint about the PSD's approval of the emigrant's vote.
According to the DN, following news from the public, the National Electoral Commission (CNE) confirmed after the Social Democratic complaint to cancel the broadcast to "Diário da República" of the tables with the final election results, which took place on the 6th.
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At issue, in the PSD's protest, is the fact that several votes cast by Portuguese emigrants abroad were not counted because the envelope corresponding to each vote was not accompanied by a copy of the Citizen Card.
There are two envelopes for each voter: one larger, containing his / her identification; and another smaller, anonymous, placed inside the first with the ballot box.
PS was the most voted force among emigrants (41,500 votes, corresponding to 26.24%)
at the Lisbon poll on Tuesday, various months had different decisions on this lack of copies of the voter's CC: some validated the vote and others did not.
The bill also revealed a percentage of abnormal null votes. They went from 10.83% of the voting universe in Emigration 2015 to more than double (22.33%). In absolute terms, the number of zero votes went from 3071 (2015) to 35331 now – eleven times more.
At stake are two constituencies, Europe and outside Europe, each choosing two alternates. In the sum of the two circuits, PS was the most voted strength (41.5 thousand votes, corresponding to 26.24%) and elected two alternates (one for each circle). PSD came in second (23.42%, the result of 37,000 votes), and also elected as PS two deputies.
Emigration was a bastion of PSD. Normally, the Social Democrats elected three deputies (one for Europe + 2 for outside Europe) against only one for PS, for the European circuit.