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Portugal lifts house-arrest for ex-PM Jose Socrates

A court in Portugal has lifted the house arrest for the country’s former socialist prime minister Jose Socrates. He is now allowed to leave his

A court in Portugal has lifted the house arrest for the country’s former socialist prime minister Jose Socrates. He is now allowed to leave his

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Portugal's ex-PM is detained for a third night in tax fraud probe

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has spent a third night in police custody. He is one of four people being held over an investigation

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has spent a third night in police custody. He is one of four people being held over an investigation

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Portugal's PM-in-waiting vows to honour IMF deal

Portugal’s prime minister-elect Pedro Passos Coelho on Monday vowed to honour the terms of a 78 billion-euro bailout. In a deal struck last month

Portugal’s prime minister-elect Pedro Passos Coelho on Monday vowed to honour the terms of a 78 billion-euro bailout. In a deal struck last month

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Portugal: 'Memorandum is real programme' for new government

The Portuguese took a new political direction on Sunday. To analyse the result of the election we are joined from Lisbon by the associate editor of

The Portuguese took a new political direction on Sunday. To analyse the result of the election we are joined from Lisbon by the associate editor of

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Portugal shifts to the right, coalition expected

Portugal’s Social-Democrats are expected to put together a centre-right coalition after beating the socialists in the country’s snap election. The

Portugal’s Social-Democrats are expected to put together a centre-right coalition after beating the socialists in the country’s snap election. The

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Socrates defeated, resigns party leadership

It is all over for outgoing Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates, defeated in his country’s general election, and who has resigned the leadership

It is all over for outgoing Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates, defeated in his country’s general election, and who has resigned the leadership

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Portugal's new-look parliament

The composition of the new Portuguese parliament reveals a very different chamber from two years ago. The centre-right PSD has nearly 39% of the

The composition of the new Portuguese parliament reveals a very different chamber from two years ago. The centre-right PSD has nearly 39% of the

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Centre-right returns to power in Portugal

Pedro Passos Coelho and his centre-right PSD have won the Portuguese general election. They have been favourites to win ever since he torpedoed the

Pedro Passos Coelho and his centre-right PSD have won the Portuguese general election. They have been favourites to win ever since he torpedoed the

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Portugal's president calls for early coalition talks

Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva on Monday asked Pedro Passos Coelho to start talks on forming a new government, despite not having yet been

Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva on Monday asked Pedro Passos Coelho to start talks on forming a new government, despite not having yet been

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Hard times ahead no matter who wins Portugal's election

Campaigning is over in Portugal’s snap general election as voters ponder where to mark their ballot papers on Sunday in a poll that could end months

Campaigning is over in Portugal’s snap general election as voters ponder where to mark their ballot papers on Sunday in a poll that could end months