Portuguese president announces general electionComments
Portuguese President, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, has announced that his country’s general election will take place on October 4, 2015.
The ruling centre-right coalition of the Social Democratic Party and the Democratic and Social Centre People’s Party will be seeking a second term in office.
The candidates will battle it out for the 230 seats that make up the Assembly of the Republic.
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The announcement came as two of Portugal’s largest unions called a strike and an estimated 3,000 people marched to the parliament in Lisbon.
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The the protest called for an end to the austerity measures that have seen Portugal suffer its worst economic slump since the 1970s.