Portugal’s ruling coalition defeats Socialists in election

Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho declared victory in the nation’s first general election since regaining its economic sovereignty

4th October, 2015

Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho declared victory in the nation’s first general election since regaining its economic sovereignty.

Coelho’s Social Democrat and Christian Democrat coalition took 94 of the 230 seats in Portugal’s parliament, with 21 seats still to be attributed. The Socialist opposition has 79 seats so far.

“It’s unequivocal that this election has resulted in a winning political force,” Coelho told supporters in Lisbon late on Sunday. “That winning political...

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