Filipe Brito Bastos

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    Portugal’s change of government puts the country firmly in uncharted territory

Portugal’s change of government puts the country firmly in uncharted territory

On 10 November, the minority government in Portugal led by Pedro Passos Coelho, which had taken power in elections in October, was effectively removed from office after losing a key vote in the Portuguese parliament. As James Dennison and Filipe Brito Bastos write, with the three main parties of the left combining to remove the government, it is expected […]

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    How Portugal’s election resembled the UK’s general election and what both contests indicate about European politics

How Portugal’s election resembled the UK’s general election and what both contests indicate about European politics

Portugal held parliamentary elections on 4 October, with the ruling centre-right coalition led by Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho winning the election, despite losing its absolute majority in parliament. James Dennison and Filipe Brito Bastos write that in many respects the Portuguese elections paralleled the general election held in the UK in May, with an incumbent conservative government managing […]

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