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This website aggregates information, data and results of two research projects carried out in Portugal between 2007 and 2015: Project 1, “Portuguese Deputies in Comparative Perspective: Elections, Leadership and Political Representation” (2007-2010) (FCT: PTDC/CPO/64469/2006) and Project 2, “Elections, Leadership and Accountability: Political Representation in Portugal, in longitudinal and comparative perspective” (2012-2015) (FCT: PTDC/CPJ-CPO/119307/2010).

These projects are coordinated by André Freire, José Manuel Leite Viegas, Ana Maria Belchior (only for Project 2, until October 2013), and Marco Lisi (only for Project 2, from November 2013 on). Both projects are located at CIES - IUL (http://www.cies.iscte.pt/en/), within ISCTE - IUL (http://www.iscte-iul.pt/en/home.aspx), and are funded and/ or sponsored by the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT), Portuguese Parliament (Assembleia da República), Ministery of Internal Affairs (DGAI-MAI – Direcção-geral da Administração Interna), National Election Commission (CNE – Comissão Nacional de Eleições) and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (FCG) (FCG only for Project 1).

These projects are included in three international research networks in the field of Political Science (PARENEL – Parliamentary Representation at the National and European Levels /LEGIPAR: 3-7 countries; PARTIREP – Party Representation: 15 democracies and 70 parliaments; CCS – Comparative Candidate Survey: nearly 30 Western democracies) to study comparatively and longitudinally (2008 to 2012-13) the political and parliamentary representation in Portugal, in particular through the study of political orientations, values and behavior of MPs (MPs Survey, 2008, 2009 and 2012-2013) , MP candidates (Candidate Surveys, 2009 and 2011 ) and Voters (Voter Surveys, 2008 and 2012).

This site provides, both to the academic community and to the general public, relevant information about these two projects (research teams, sponsors, objectives, international research networks to which these projects are linked) as well all the data produced and their outputs (databases, questionnaires and codebooks related to various surveys conducted under the two projects) and also main results (conferences organized by the projects, papers presented by its researchers at various conferences and list of publications), among other information.