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Portuguese Parliament dissolves ahead of January 30 elections

LISBON (Reuters) – Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa made the decision to dissolve parliament on Sunday in the official remaining step before the general election that was announced earlier on January 30, his office said. said his.

The decree is issued on the last possible day for the dissolution of parliament, which must take place at least 55 days before an election.

The election was triggered by parliament’s rejection of the minority Socialist government’s budget bill in October, a move that effectively ended the country’s relative political stability for six years. via.

The Socialists lead in opinion polls with support from 38.5% to 39%, well ahead of the opposition Social Democrats at 24.6%-28.1%, but lack a majority. in parliament.

Analysts say the political deadlock is likely to continue after the election, which could further complicate the implementation of projects funded by EU pandemic recovery funds and weigh on development growth prospects of Portugal.

(Reporting by Andrei Khalip; Editing by Frances Kerry)

https://whbl.com/2021/12/05/portuguese-parliament-dissolved-ahead-of-jan-30-election/ Portuguese Parliament dissolves ahead of January 30 elections

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