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Portugal's austerity government wins re-election

Social Democratic Party leader and Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho celebrates with supporters in Lisbon after winning the general elections on October 4, 2015Portugal’s ruling centre-right coalition won a general election on Sunday seen as a referendum on its austerity policies, but near-complete results indicated it has lost its absolute majority in parliament. Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho’s “Portugal Ahead” coalition took 38.6 percent of the vote, according to the partial results, against 32.4 percent the opposition Socialists of former Lisbon mayor Antonio Costa. Costa, who campaigned on a promise of easing some of the painful reforms imposed on western Europe’s poorest country, was quick to concede defeat but ruled out stepping down as party leader.

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