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Portugal’s change of government puts the country firmly in uncharted territory

Dennison, James and Brito Bastos, Filipe (2015) Portugal’s change of government puts the country firmly in uncharted territory. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (12 Nov 2015). Website.

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On 10 November, the minority government in Portugal led by Pedro Passos Coelho, which had taken power in elections in October, was effectively removed from office after losing a key vote in the Portuguese parliament. As James Dennison and Filipe Brito Bastos write, with the three main parties of the left combining to remove the government, it is expected that the next administration will be led by the Socialist Party’s leader António Costa. However they note that with the government likely to rely on the support of historically anti-euro and anti-NATO parties in the shape of the Left Bloc and Communists, Portugal has now decisively broken with the conventions that have dominated the country’s politics since the transition to democracy.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
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Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2017 09:56
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 19:52

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