Socialists set to form coalition government in Portugal
November 7 , 2015
Three socialist parties in Portugal have reached an agreement to form a government after October’s election did not give a clear majority to any party or coalition.
The centre-right coalition led by Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho may now have to leave office. With just 99 seats in the 230-member House, it is 17 seats short of the numbers needed.
Socialist Party leader Antonio Costa said he had the support of two smaller far-left parties.