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Portugal celebrates end of monarchy

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Portugal has begun huge celebrations marking 100 years since the collapse of the country’s monarchy.

Exhibition, theatre plays and concerts are among the myriad of cultural events the country will host to commemorate the first republic’s implementation.

Portugal’s President Anibal Cavaco Silva said he hoped the events would act as a catalyst for change and inspire people with the values held dear by the revolutionists 100 years ago.

“Hope based on a desire of building a Portugal that’s more fraternal and united,” he added.

1910 is the crucial year for the history books but
the failed rebellion in Oporto in 1891 is widely regarded as a significant date, as it directly led to the first republic’s implementation.