December 3, 2023



Portugal’s president calls a snap election on Jan. 30 after government lost vote on 2022 budget


By Euronews with AP, AFP

Portugal’s president dissolved parliament on Thursday evening and announced that the country will head to the polls for snap elections on January 30.

The country was plunged into a political crisis last week when MPs rejected the 2022 state budget proposed by Prime Minister António Costa.

The decision brought an end to the minority Socialist (PS) government alliance, which had ruled Portugal since 2015.

It was the first time a budget law has been rejected in Portugal since the country became a democracy in 1974.

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