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Portugal PM Passos Coelho defeated by anti-austerity MPs

Anti-austerity lawmakers have ousted Portugal’s centre-right government by rejecting its policy proposals less than two weeks after it was sworn in

Anti-austerity lawmakers have ousted Portugal’s centre-right government by rejecting its policy proposals less than two weeks after it was sworn in

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Key vote could topple Portugal PM Coelho's minority government

Portugal’s prime minister has warned that leaving the path of reforms and meeting eurozone commitments would ruin the country. Pedro Passos Coelho

Portugal’s prime minister has warned that leaving the path of reforms and meeting eurozone commitments would ruin the country. Pedro Passos Coelho

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Portugal's Socialists threaten to bring down the government

Portugal faces uncertainty as parliament begins debating the centre-right government’s new programme after last month’s inconclusive general

Portugal faces uncertainty as parliament begins debating the centre-right government’s new programme after last month’s inconclusive general

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Portugal Ahead coalition sworn in, sets clock ticking

The countdown begins for Portugal's new government, with just ten days to convince parliament it is the right choice for the job.

The countdown begins for Portugal's new government, with just ten days to convince parliament it is the right choice for the job.

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Portugal's government precarious, income gap widens

As the cheering dies down, Pedro Passos Coelho’s victory is laced with defeat after Portugal’s legislative elections a few weeks ago (Oct. 4th). He

As the cheering dies down, Pedro Passos Coelho’s victory is laced with defeat after Portugal’s legislative elections a few weeks ago (Oct. 4th). He

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Portuguese cabinet to be sworn in...but for how long?

Portugal is set to swear in a new centre-right minority government on Friday, (October 30), but how long it will last remains to be seen. President

Portugal is set to swear in a new centre-right minority government on Friday, (October 30), but how long it will last remains to be seen. President

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Portugal: Passos Coelho named prime minister but left threatens to rebel

Portugal’s centre-right leader Pedro Passos Coelho was asked to form a new government by the country’s president on Thursday – despite failing to win

Portugal’s centre-right leader Pedro Passos Coelho was asked to form a new government by the country’s president on Thursday – despite failing to win

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Political deadlock in Portugal over bailout terms

Portugal is facing another hurdle towards the goal of ending its dependence on international funding. The opposition Socialist party is demanding a

Portugal is facing another hurdle towards the goal of ending its dependence on international funding. The opposition Socialist party is demanding a

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Portuguese political turmoil intensifies

Portuguese stocks tumbled further on Wednesday in response to the political crisis gripping the cash-strapped country. The market reaction follows

Portuguese stocks tumbled further on Wednesday in response to the political crisis gripping the cash-strapped country. The market reaction follows

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Portugal - life two years after a bailout

A highly symbolic song from Portugal’s democratic revolution almost 40 years ago is again being sung loudly after two years of austerity measures

A highly symbolic song from Portugal’s democratic revolution almost 40 years ago is again being sung loudly after two years of austerity measures

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Icy reaction to new round of Portuguese austerity

The Portuguese press has digested the further spending cuts announced yesterday by the government, and for some, playing on the prime minister’s

The Portuguese press has digested the further spending cuts announced yesterday by the government, and for some, playing on the prime minister’s

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Anti-austerity protests mark Merkel's Portuguese visit

Hundreds of people turned out to greet Angela Merkel on her first official visit to Portugal. Unfortunately, perhaps for the German Chancellor most

Hundreds of people turned out to greet Angela Merkel on her first official visit to Portugal. Unfortunately, perhaps for the German Chancellor most

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Portugal debates u-turn over austerity measures

In Portugal, ministers have held a special seven-hour meeting to debate a change of direction in austerity policy.    The government is considering

In Portugal, ministers have held a special seven-hour meeting to debate a change of direction in austerity policy.    The government is considering

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Portugal PM negotiates with union and business leaders

Portugal’s Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho has been locked in talks with business and trade union leaders. He has taken what analysts believe is

Portugal’s Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho has been locked in talks with business and trade union leaders. He has taken what analysts believe is

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Portugal given more time to hit troika targets

Portugal’s foreign lenders who granted the country a 78 billion euro bailout last year have agreed to ease their budget targets as Portugal slides

Portugal’s foreign lenders who granted the country a 78 billion euro bailout last year have agreed to ease their budget targets as Portugal slides

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Unions slam Portugal's new austerity measures

There has been fierce condemnation of new tough austerity measures announced by Portugal’s prime minister. Pedro Passos Coehlo said last night the

There has been fierce condemnation of new tough austerity measures announced by Portugal’s prime minister. Pedro Passos Coehlo said last night the

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Turbulent times call for budget cuts, says Portuguese PM

Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho on Thursday called for public spending to be slashed as the country’s parliament started to debate next

Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho on Thursday called for public spending to be slashed as the country’s parliament started to debate next

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Portugal's PM proposes one-off levy on salaries

People in Portugal may have to hand over half a month’s salary to help the government meet budget deficit targets set out under the country’s 78

People in Portugal may have to hand over half a month’s salary to help the government meet budget deficit targets set out under the country’s 78

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Portugal under new government

The new government of debt-battered Portugal has signed into office. The inaugural speech of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, whose Social

The new government of debt-battered Portugal has signed into office. The inaugural speech of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, whose Social

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Portugal's poll winner moves to form government

Portugal’s prime minister in waiting has begun coalition talks. Pedro Passos Coelho’s centre-right party won last Sunday’s general election, beating

Portugal’s prime minister in waiting has begun coalition talks. Pedro Passos Coelho’s centre-right party won last Sunday’s general election, beating

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Election over as Portugal braces for tough times

Calm reigns in the streets of Lisbon the day after the elections. No celebrations, no euphoria. It may be a reflection of the poor turnout and the

Calm reigns in the streets of Lisbon the day after the elections. No celebrations, no euphoria. It may be a reflection of the poor turnout and the

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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