LISBON, 04 NOV – Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has announced the dissolution of parliament and has called early elections for 30 January following the rejection of the socialist government’s 2022 budget. Prime Minister Antonio Costa, who broke with the far-left parties that had supported him since 2015, has already promised to campaign for a “strengthened, stable and lasting majority”, while the right-wing opposition is plagued by internal divisions . The rejection of the budget “has totally reduced the support base of the government”, while 2022 will be “a decisive year for a lasting exit from the pandemic and the social crisis that has hit us”, said the head of state in a speech television. (HANDLE).
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