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year 2016 Top ^

Jan.24
  Veteran centre-right politician and television pundit Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has won Portugal's presidential elections


year 2015 Top ^

Oct.4
  Portugal's governing centre-right coalition has won the country's general election, which was widely seen as a referendum on four years of austerity



year 2011 Top ^

Jun.5
  Portugal's governing party has admitted defeat. Jose Socrates said he accepted responsibility for the defeat and resigned as head of his party
Jun.4   Vote amid bail-out austerity  Voters in Portugal are due to go to the polls to choose a new government which will implement a demanding 78bn euro bail-out

year 2007 Top ^

Feb.11 Portugal will legalize abortion
  Prime Minister Socrates has said abortion will be legalised despite the turnout for a referendum too low to be legally binding
 Turnout was 40%, less that the 50% required. Those who did vote, 57-61% backed a change to the current law


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Jan.22 Cavaco Silva won presidential election
  The former conservative Prime Minister secured 50.6% of the vote, enough to avoid a run-off


year 2002 Top ^

Mar.17 Social Democrats ahead in election
  Exit polls predicting a narrow victory for the opposition, but not an overall majority in parliament

year 2001 Top ^

Dec.28 Early elections
  President has dissolved parliament and called a general election for 17 March, following the resignation of PM Dec.16 PM to resign after defeat
  Antonio Guterres's ruling Socialist Party suffered a crushing defeat in the municipal elections Jan.14 President re-elected  Jorge Sampaio of the ruling Socialist Party was re-elected for a 2nd 5-year term


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