Portuguese parliament approves 2013 budget plan

The Portuguese parliament approved the government’s 2013 budget proposal in a final vote today, said Assuncao Esteves, president of the country’s parliament.

27th November, 2012

The Portuguese parliament approved the government’s 2013 budget proposal in a final vote today, said Assuncao Esteves, president of the country’s parliament.

The coalition government is backed by the Social Democrats and the conservative CDS party, which together have a majority of seats in the legislature. The Socialist Party is the biggest opposition group and had already said it would vote against the budget proposal. A Socialist minority government requested a bailout...

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