First voting for President will take place tomorrow

The first ballot for the new President of the Republic will take place tomorrow at 19:00 local time and Mr. Dimas will be the coalition’s Presidential candidate in all three ballots. 

MPs can only vote either ‘in favour’ of a candidate or ‘present’, hence we do not expect the first round to provide much colour on the intention of still undecided MPs. 

The coalition aims to improve during the first voting round its 155-seat majority, with the number of abstentions leaving room for optimism during the final ballot on December 29.