In Portugal, the far right weighs down the debate for the first time since 1974

In Portugal, the far right weighs down the debate for the first time since 1974

Deflation – The populist Chiga party came third in Sunday’s legislative elections, which were won by Prime Minister Antonio Costa’s Socialist Party.

From our special correspondent in Lisbon

Our border does not include ministers from Shiga, our limit is not to rely on the voices of the far right!Five days before the legislative elections, Sunday, in Portugal, the outgoing Prime Minister, Antonio Costa, raised the specter of the far-right during his meeting Tuesday evening in Aveiro.

On Sunday, Costa’s Socialist Party led with 41.7% of the vote. It also had an absolute majority with 117 seats out of 230. The Social Democratic Party of Ro Rio (PSD, centre-right) had 29.3%, in second place. With 12 people elected and 7.15% of the vote, the far-right anti-regime Chiga Party, founded in 2019 by the former PSD, charismatic Andre Ventura, can be propelled to the rank of the country’s third political force. For the first time since the end of Salazarism in 1974, the Portuguese right, which advocates life imprisonment and chemical castration for offenders …

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