Graphic shows preliminary result of Portugal’s general election.
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Portugal’s Socialist Party wins parliamentary election

January 31, 2022 - Portugal’s Socialists, led by Prime Minister Antonio Costa, won a majority in Sunday’s snap general election which followed an impasse over the 2022 state budget.

The result, boosted by a higher than expected turnout despite the coronavirus pandemic, comes as a surprise after the Socialists had lost most of their advantage in recent opinion polls, and means Portugal will have a stable government to oversee the application of EU pandemic recovery funds, Reuters said.

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PUBLISHED: 31/01/2022; STORY: Graphic News
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