Portugal: austerity interrupted…but for how long?

Last month, nationwide anti-austerity protests in Portugal turned into celebration when the country’s centre-right government, victorious in national elections, saw its programme rejected in Parliament. The torch was passed to a leftist coalition promising to reverse years of painful austerity. “Inside defeated, outside, rejected!” supporters shouted, broad smiles on their faces as they witnessed Prime Minister Pedros Passos Coelho’s pro-austerity alliance thwarted by a coalition led by former (…)

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