Election Monitor

Testing the Mood on the Azores

The Azores – nine picturesque islands in the Atlantic Ocean, recently called on 228,000 voters to elect 57 members of their regional parliament. But why are the regional elections on the Azores of interest, even in Brussels? Because the vote on 25 October is a first confidence test for the Portuguese government since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and could set an example for future elections at national level.