Portugal Election

Exit Polls put the incumbent PM Antonio Costa's Socialist Party (PS) on track for victory - and maybe this time without needing coalition partners:

Good result for:

  • PM Costa - his coalition with the far-left CDU and left-wing BE wasn't expected to last long; instead four years later, unemployment is half what it was, the government is no longer running a deficit, GDP growth is at a 17-year high
  • New parties - four parties, particularly the Greens, gain . . .

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