[Marxism] Portuguese elections: surge in Left Bloc support puts Socialist Party on the spot

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 02:40:43 MDT 2015


By Dick Nichols <http://links.org.au/taxonomy/term/953>

Will Portugal finally see the end of austerity as administered for four
years by the right-wing coalition of the Social-Democratic Party (PSD) and
Democratic and Social Centre—People's Party (CDS-PP)?
...
The Left Bloc vote nearly doubled, from 5.2% to 10.2% (289,000 voters to
551,000), giving it 19 seats (11 more), its best ever result. The Bloc is
now the third force in the Portuguese parliament.

http://links.org.au/node/4587


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