Launching the electoral campaign for the legislative elections against the backdrop of push from the extreme right

Launching the electoral campaign for the legislative elections against the backdrop of push from the extreme right

The electoral campaign has just begun in light of the early legislative elections scheduled for March 10 in Portugal. At stake is the appointment of a new prime minister after the resignation of socialist Antonio Costa, who had been in power for eight years.

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With our correspondent in Lisbon. Mary Line Darcy

The eight parties already represented in the National Assembly began attacking the streets, markets, and gyms, each in its own way. It is an exercise greatly appreciated by residents and candidates alike.

The two preferred candidates for these legislative elections scheduled for March 10 are socialist Pedro Nuno Santos and right-wing centrist Luis Montenegro, whose Social Democratic Party has formed an alliance with two small conservative parties. But neither the right nor the left seems able to win a majority of 230 deputies. The far-right populist Chega Party stands in ambush to become the arbiter of a future right-wing government.

Born in 2019 partyAndre Ventura It is growing, and with voting intentions of 17%, it maintains its position as the third political force in the country. The ambiguous position of Luis Montenegro on the issue of supporting Chiga in power is puzzling, as the man rejects the ideology of this party. It is a taboo that has not been lifted, despite the fact that a cordon of sanitation has not been created to keep the far right out of power. The campaign ends on March 8.

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