Azores' regional assembly in Horta, Faial island
Azores' regional assembly in Horta, Faial island

Elections in the Azores

At the same time that Portugal’s national government has imploded, so too has the regional government of the Azores. When its budget for 2024 failed to pass, the PSD/ CDS coalition wanted to present another one, but President Marcelo has ruled against this, meaning elections have to be called. A date is still under consideration but likely to come in February. Meantime, Marcelo has called a new Council of State (for December 11) to discuss the crisis.