Portugal votes in key presidential ballot

Right-wing candidate for Portugal's presidency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa casts his ballot at a poling station in Celorico de Basto, northern Portugal on January 24, 2016Portuguese voters were electing a new president Sunday in a ballot being closely watched in Brussels as the country recovers from a 78-billion-euro ($85-billion) bailout. The overwhelming favourite is a 67-year-old law professor and TV pundit, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, known as “professor Marcelo” to his fans. Since inconclusive elections in October, Portugal’s minority Socialist government has been relying on a delicate coalition with the extreme-left to run the country of 10.4 million people.

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