January 2012
Portugal Country Profile;2012, p27
Country Report
The article presents the political landscape in Portugal. It highlights the resignation of Prime Minister Jose Socrates after the parliament opposed his proposed austerity budget. The center-right Social Democratic Party (PSD) won the general election in June 2011, and formed a coalition government with the conservative Popular Party under the leadership of Pedro Passos Coelho. It provides information on the country's government structure and key political parties.


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