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Portugal's new centre-right president sworn in

Portugal’s new centre-right president was inaugurated on Wednesday. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa takes office amid increasing EU pressure on the

Portugal’s new centre-right president was inaugurated on Wednesday. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa takes office amid increasing EU pressure on the

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Public sector workers put Portugal's leftist coalition under pressure

Portugal’s new Socialist-led coalition government is facing its first test; a strike by around half of the country’s 600,000 civil servants. Courts

Portugal’s new Socialist-led coalition government is facing its first test; a strike by around half of the country’s 600,000 civil servants. Courts

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Portugal elects veteran centre-right Rebelo de Sousa as president

Portugal has a new president! The veteran centre-right candidate Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa notched up a convincing win in Sunday’s ballot, avoiding

Portugal has a new president! The veteran centre-right candidate Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa notched up a convincing win in Sunday’s ballot, avoiding

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Portugal goes to the polls for a new president

People in Portugal have been voting in the presidential election against an unstable political backdrop that has seen the country ruled by a shaky

People in Portugal have been voting in the presidential election against an unstable political backdrop that has seen the country ruled by a shaky

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Portugal picks a new president amid turbulent political times

The people of Portugal are voting for a new president on Sunday in a country never far from political turmoil in recent months. Voters have a record

The people of Portugal are voting for a new president on Sunday in a country never far from political turmoil in recent months. Voters have a record

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Maria de Belém puts socialist strife aside to focus on presidency bid

Maria de Belém was the first woman to preside over the Portugal’s Socialist Party (PS), between 2011 and 2014, but she is not its official candidate

Maria de Belém was the first woman to preside over the Portugal’s Socialist Party (PS), between 2011 and 2014, but she is not its official candidate

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Portugal's Sampaio da Nóvoa sets sights on the presidency

Antonio Sampaio da Nóvoa wants to reset Portugal’s political clock if he is elected president on January 24. The independent candidate wants to end

Antonio Sampaio da Nóvoa wants to reset Portugal’s political clock if he is elected president on January 24. The independent candidate wants to end

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Portuguese want new president to maintain political non-bias

The Portuguese will vote for a new president on the 24th of January. There are (a record) ten candidates to succeed the outgoing Cavaco Silva, but

The Portuguese will vote for a new president on the 24th of January. There are (a record) ten candidates to succeed the outgoing Cavaco Silva, but

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Will anti-austerity Portugal become the new Greece?

Is Portugal about to take the same path as Greece? That’s the question being asked as the country’s new Socialist government was sworn in promising

Is Portugal about to take the same path as Greece? That’s the question being asked as the country’s new Socialist government was sworn in promising

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Portugal's new government sworn in

Portugal’s new government has been sworn in, ending weeks of political uncertainty. It is led by the moderate Socialist party and backed in

Portugal’s new government has been sworn in, ending weeks of political uncertainty. It is led by the moderate Socialist party and backed in

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Portugal's president caught in polarity that aborted the government

Portugal is hovering in uncertainty after left-wing MPs brought about the government’s collapse on Tuesday. It had stood for 11 days. Prime Minister

Portugal is hovering in uncertainty after left-wing MPs brought about the government’s collapse on Tuesday. It had stood for 11 days. Prime Minister

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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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Portugal's centre-right coalition government ousted

Portugal’s centre-right coalition government has fallen less than two weeks after it was sworn in. A group of left-wing parties rejected Passos

Portugal’s centre-right coalition government has fallen less than two weeks after it was sworn in. A group of left-wing parties rejected Passos

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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

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

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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 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