Portugal: Government's austerity measures face poll challenge

  • Voters in Portugal are casting their ballot in a parliamentary poll that is being seen as a referendum on President Anibal Cavaco’s austerity policies including spending cuts and market reforms.

    The ruling centre-right coalition has promised to continue austerity measures that have been in place for four years.

    Socialists and left-leaning parties are critical of the cuts. Cavaco is being challenged by the Socialist leader Antonio Costa. However, opinion polls indicate that a large number of voters are still undecided.



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