Marco Lisi

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    The first post-crisis elections in Portugal? The implications of the socialist victory in the 2017 local elections

The first post-crisis elections in Portugal? The implications of the socialist victory in the 2017 local elections

Portugal held local elections on 1 October, which were viewed as a key test for the country’s government, led by António Costa. The results saw Costa’s Socialist Party (PS) receive the largest vote share, while the opposition PSD experienced a loss of support. Marco Lisi assesses what the outcome means for Portugal moving forward, noting that the results illustrated […]

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    There is no alternative, or is there? The historic experiment of the left-wing government in Portugal

There is no alternative, or is there? The historic experiment of the left-wing government in Portugal

Following elections in October 2015, António Costa formed a government in Portugal that included the support of some of the country’s radical left parties. Marco Lisi assesses how the government has performed since it took power. He argues that while the government has not achieved everything it set out to do, the successes that have been achieved in office illustrate […]

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