Socialist-Communist Alliance Spells More Instability for Portugal

Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho after presenting the government's four-year policy program to parliament, Lisbon, Nov. 10, 2015 (AP photo by Armando Franca).
Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho after presenting the government's four-year policy program to parliament, Lisbon, Nov. 10, 2015 (AP photo by Armando Franca).
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A coalition of left-wing parties in Portugal forced the center-right minority government to resign late Tuesday, only 11 days after it took power following general elections. But the unstable partnership between the Socialist party and the smaller Communist party could mean a similar fate for the next government. The toppling of the center-right government wasn’t exactly a surprise, given widespread unpopularity over its austerity measures. Now-ousted Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho’s government came in first place in last month’s election, but the coalition of his Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the conservative Democratic and Social Center-People’s Party (CDS-PP) lost its […]

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