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Conservatives lose, communists advance in Portugal elections

The people of Portugal had a chance to respond to the austerity policies carried out by the right-wing coalition government of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho.

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Portuguese protest austerity

Hundreds of thousands of workers, students, pensioners, and others marched against the right-wing government of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho and his enablers.

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Portugal’s optimistic prime minister "on another planet"

Unions say Portugal's prime minister is "living on another planet" after he predicted investment in the crisis-hit economy would bounce back next year.

Portugal imposes "rule of lead," left wing charges

Portugal has become the first European country to approve the European Union's fiscal compact, known to critics as the "permanent austerity" treaty.

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General strike shuts down Portugal

A general strike called by Portuguese unions against austerity measures imposed by international finance capital practically shut down Portugal last Thursday.

Socialists punished in Portuguese parliamentary elections

The ruling Socialist Party was severely punished in Portugal's parliamentary elections on June 5.

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General strike in Portugal protests austerity measures

A massive one-day general strike paralyzed Portugal November 24 led by major labor federations united to denounce austerity measures being imposed by the country's Socialist Party Prime Minister, Jose Socrates.

Portugal: Economic struggle goes to the streets

On Wednesday June 2, the Portuguese parliament voted by a thin margin to accept the austerity package presented by Socialist (PS) Party Prime Minister Jose Socrates.