In the 2006 election, held on 22nd January, Anibal Cavaco Silva received 50.54% of the vote in the first round and avoided the need for a second round. There were six candidates standing and the results were:
|Aníbal Cavaco Silva||PSD, CDS/PP*||50.54%|
|Jerónimo de Sousa||PCP, PEV||8.64%|
|António Garcia Pereira||PCTP/MRPP||0.44%|
The turnout was 61.53%.
* Aníbal Cavaco Silvawas supported by the PSD (Social Democratic Party) and the CDS/PP (Democratic and Social Centre/People’s Party).
Aníbal Cavaco Silva was sworn in as the 19th President of Portugal on 9th March 2006. He was previously Prime Minister from 1985 to 1995.