TITLE

Portugal's Democracy Crisis

AUTHOR(S)
Hallinan, Conn
PUB. DATE
November 2015
SOURCE
Foreign Policy in Focus;11/5/2015, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on Portugal's President Anibal Cavaco Silva's reappointment of the right-wing alliance's leader Pedro Coelho as prime minister and its implications for the country's democracy. Topics include the crisis set off by the October 4, 2015 elections that saw the right-wing Forward Portugal coalition which has overseen austerity policies lose its majority, the implications of the outcome for the European Union, and trends in unemployment and decline in household income.
ACCESSION #
110817974

 

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