Vast protests point to gov't crisis

Nichols, Dick
March 2013
Green Left Weekly;3/13/2013, Issue 957, p16
The author focuses on the vast protest by the Screw the Troika coalition of Portugal against the government. He states that the protest was called against the austerity policies imposed by the troika which included European Central Bank, European Union (EU) and International Monetary Fund (IMF). He further discusses the impact of protest on Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho.


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