Territory in southwestern Europe, ruled since 1976 by the República Portuguesa


Portugal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Portugal (Portuguese: Portugal), officially the Portuguese Republic (Portuguese: República Portuguesa) is a country situated in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal is the westernmost country of Europe, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the West and South and by Spain to the North and East. The Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira are part of Portugal. The country is named after its second largest city, Porto, whose Latin name was Portus Cale. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 8.32, Rank: 19, Personal Freedom: 9.15, Economic Freedom: 7.49, Democracy Index: 7.39
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.49, Rank: 35
Portugal | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 97, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 1
"Portugal held general elections in October 2015, after which Pedro Passos Coelho of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) returned to the prime ministerial office to head a minority conservative government. In November, the Passos Coelho government fell after an alliance of leftist parties blocked the passage of its legislative program. Socialist Party (PS) leader António Costa took office as the new head of government that month."