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Portugal's government falls


Portugal’s centre-right coalition government has fallen less than two weeks after it was sworn in.

A group of left-wing parties rejected the centre-right minority government’s path of reforms and meeting eurozone commitments.

A motion of rejection put forward by the leftist parties was approved by 123 votes to 107.

Portugal’s next government looks likely to be led by the Socialist Party supported by the Communist and Left Bloc parties with Lisbon mayor Antonio Costa as prime minister.

The unprecedented alliance have promised to alleviate austerity, though critics fear a return to borrow-and-spend policies.#

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