Portuguese local elections, 2017

Publication Date 01/10/2017
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Reports of the local and municipal elections held in Portugal on the 1 October 2017.

The Socialist Party (PS) of Prime Minister António Costa performed well in the local elections and secured 38% of the vote nationwide, which compared with 32.3% in the 2015 general election.

The main opposition grouping, the centre-right Social Democratic Party (PSD), performed badly, as did the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP).

Source Link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_local_elections,_2017
Related Links
Politico, 29.09-01.10.17: Opposition envious as economy smiles on Portugal’s Costa http://www.politico.eu/article/portugal-prime-minister-antonio-costa-sitting-pretty-local-elections-passos-coelho-psd/
ESO: Background information: How Portugal’s leaders exploited the bail out to pass measures they already supported (EuroppBlog, May 2017) http://www.europeansources.info/record/how-portugals-leaders-exploited-the-bail-out-to-pass-measures-they-already-supported/
Blog: LSE EuroppBlog, 11.10.17: The first post-crisis elections in Portugal? The implications of the socialist victory in the 2017 local elections http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2017/10/11/portugal-2017-local-elections-antonio-costa/
The Portugal News Online, 02.10.17: Expressive win for Socialists in local elections http://theportugalnews.com/news/expressive-win-for-socialists-in-local-elections/43368
Bloomberg, 02.10.17: Portuguese Premier Costa Boosted by Gains in Municipal Elections https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-02/portuguese-premier-costa-boosted-by-gains-in-municipal-elections
Politico, 02-03.10.17: Portugal’s Socialists toast ‘biggest ever’ election win http://www.politico.eu/article/portugals-socialists-toast-biggest-ever-election-win/

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