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Portuguese president says government will stay in office

Portuguese president Anibal Cavaco Silva said the government of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho will stay in office until its term ends in 2015 and reaffirmed he doesn’t want to call early elections.

22nd July, 2013
Political uncertainty in Portugal could harm the country’s efforts to exit its EU/IMF bailout.

Portuguese president Anibal Cavaco Silva said the government of prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho will stay in office until its term ends in 2015 and reaffirmed he doesn’t want to call early elections.

“The government has the support of an unequivocal majority in parliament,” Cavaco Silva said in a speech in Lisbon last night. The government will ask lawmakers to approve a confidence motion, said the president, who has the power to dissolve parliament....

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