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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