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Costa’s Socialist Party wins Portuguese election (+ video) ›World› Granma

The Socialist Party (PS), led by Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, has won a comfortable victory in the legislative elections and is on the verge of regularizing an absolute majority so that a social democratic leader can continue to lead the country. Over the next four years, Sputnik reports.

“The Portuguese have undoubtedly confirmed the need for a PS government for the next four years,” Costa said in a statement from his party headquarters.

Costa further warned that “absolute majority is not absolute power”, for which he promised to talk to other political actors with the aim of ruling all Portuguese.

Since coming to power in 2015, he has pushed minorities to power through agreements with other powers, for which he celebrates that this Sunday’s results will allow the country to offer “stability” and “a certain course.” The next four years ..

Costa, 60, will overtake Anibal Gavaco Silva (1985-1995) as the leader who ruled Portugal for many years after the Carnation Revolution.

The Conservative PSD was the second-highest-voting party in this Sunday’s election – with 57.9% of the vote, up from 48.5% in 2019, garnering 27.8% of the vote and 71 delegates, according to provisional results. It is followed by the far-right Seka party, which maintains itself as the country’s third largest party with 7.1% of the vote and 12 delegates.

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