Portugal: Local polls to test government austerity policies

It’ll be interesting to see the results in the wake of the ‘status-quo’ election in Germany last week.

Revolting Europe

UPDATE: The local elections held in Portugal on Sunday resulted in the centre-left Socialists, the main opposition party, gaining 36.3 per cent of the vote and control of 106 of Portugal’s 308 town halls, which was their biggest local election victory to date. The governing PSD won 26.5 per cent of the vote and 99 town halls. The conservative Popular party (CDS-PP), the junior coalition party, polled 5.5 per cent of the vote and won five town halls. Portugal’s communist party (PCP) emerged as the third strongest force in local government with 11 per cent of the vote and control of 30 town halls. FT Opposition to the government ‘s austerity policies will move back onto the streets on a day of protests called by the main trade union confederation CGTP on 19 October.  Check out El Pais’ take on the communism is alive and well in crisis-hit Portugal

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