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Centre-right wins Portuguese election as far right surges

By Jordi Bou

March 11, 2024 - Portugal’s centre-right Democratic Alliance has scored a slim victory in parliamentary elections that saw an unprecedented surge in support for a far-right populist party.

The centre-right Social Democrat-led Democratic Alliance won 79 seats in the 230-seat National Assembly, Portugal’s Parliament, after all votes cast in Portugal were counted.

The centre-left Socialist Party, in power for the past eight years, got 77 seats.

Chega, meaning enough, came third, quadrupling its parliamentary representation to 48 lawmakers after campaigning on a clean governance and anti-immigration platform.

The election result underscored a political tilt to the far right across Europe and a dwindling of Socialist governance.

PUBLISHED: 11/03/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images