Is Portugal heading towards a zombie government?

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Portuguese Social Democrat Party (PSD) President Pedro Passos Coelho (R) talks with Socialist Party (PS) General-Secretary Antonio Costa (L) at the end of the meeting where the new parliamentary framework and the formation of the government was discussed, at the PSD headquarters in Lisbon, Portugal, 09 October 2015.

On Tuesday November 10th, all eyes will be in Lisbon, for all the wrong reasons


Portugal faces a political crisis, which could turn into an economic crisis. November 10, on Tuesday, all eyes are in Lisbon.

Following the October 4 elections, Portugal’s center-right coalition achieves a feat Spain will be seeking to repeat in less than a month. The Forward Portugal coalition came first, despite the deterioration of crucial social exclusion and poverty indicators, as a result of an admittedly successful fiscal consolidation program. Indeed, the alliance of the Social Democr...


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