Portugal’s center-right coalition has won the chance to form a government. That is not “another term” and that is not exactly “reelection.”

The government managed to hold onto 37% of the vote. That is the ceiling of the right in Portugal.  That amounts to 99 seats in a 220 seat parliament.

The opposition Socialists got 32% (85 seats). The Socialists will have to support the government. And the government will stand only as long as it is tolerated. But, they remain in opposition.

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