Marco Caldeira (Managing Associate) recognized with the 2020 António Barbosa de Melo Parliamentary Studies Prize, awarded in the context of the study prepared by the lawyer entitled "The Originality of the Portuguese Investigation System -- Historical Essay on the Genesis of a National Singularity".

This award of the Parliament (Assembleia da República) is given every two years to "an unpublished research work, prepared by Portuguese or foreign citizens, in Portuguese, in the fields of Constitutional Law, Contemporary History and Political Science, related to the theme of parliament and parliamentarianism in Portugal".

 At the award ceremony, which took place on 15 April, the lawyer said: "it is an honour to see my modest work recognised by the jury. I wanted to understand why, while in other countries, investiture is direct from the Head of State, and in others it requires a vote of confidence from the respective parliament, in Portugal, it is the Head of State who nominates the executive, after analysis of the electoral results, and there is also the 'litmus test', in parliament, which can immediately dismiss the Government".

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