THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC

The President of the Republic is the senior figure in the state hierarchy.

His/her functions are to guarantee national independence and unity and the operation of Portugal's democratic institutions, and to command the Armed Forces.

The President of the Republic is directly elected by all Portuguese citizens.

Candidates for the Presidency must be born Portuguese and be at least 35 years old.

The President of the Republic can only serve two consecutive terms, which are for five years each.

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