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Portugal's ruling Socialist Party secures absolute majority in Parliament

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 31, Jan 2022
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Portugal's ruling Socialist Party (PS) has secured an absolute majority in Parliament as a result of the snap elections held on Sunday. Country's Interior Ministry released the data after 99 per cent of the ballots had been counted. The counting is yet to conclude.
Led by Prime Minister Antonio Costa, PS got 42 per cent of the votes and won 117 out of the 230 mandates thus Costa will retain the post. The Social Democratic Party is second with around 28 per cent.
The Sunday elections in Portugal were called by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa after the parliament failed to approve the state budget submitted by Costa's socialist government this past fall.

Sources : News on AIR