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Artigo | 30 de November

Parliament voted members’ bills to end both standardised exams in Portuguese and Maths for nine-year-old children and the teacher certification examination, as well as, the privatisation of public transport in Lisbon and Oporto.

Artigo | 27 de November

What will the Portuguese Left do if the Right keeps strengthening its authoritarianism while contesting, at the same time, the current political system in the very same moment we’re on the offensive? By Ricardo Cabral Fernandes.

Artigo | 26 de November

From the 1st of January there will be an increase in workers’ wages in Portugal. But what will happen in the long-term?

Artigo | 25 de November interviewed Catarina Martins, the Left Bloc’s spokesperson, about the left-wing parliamentary agreement and its political consequences. You can read the interview or watch the video. The full contents of the agreement between the Socialist Party and the Left Bloc can be read here.

Artigo | 24 de November

The President appointed Costa as Prime Minister. He has already announced the names of the ministers in his government. The Left Bloc and the Communist Party have issued comments on the announcement.

Artigo | 23 de November

After last week’s marathon of meetings, the President has finally asked to speak to António Costa and announced he will consider appointing him Prime Minister, provided António Costa explains six items of the left wing agreement.

Artigo | 22 de November publishes the report by Ricardo Vicente presented in the international conference “Agriculture in peripheral areas”, that took place in Milford, Ireland. The conference was organised by Matt Carthy, Sinn Féin’s MEP. By Ricardo Vicente.

Artigo | 21 de November

Yesterday the President held meetings with all the parties with elected MPs to discuss the future government. Meanwhile, in parliament, the left wing passed historical bills on gay adoption and abortion.

Artigo | 20 de November

The President remains in silence about the government crisis in Portugal, whilst around him the pressure to announce a decision mounts.

Artigo | 19 de November

Luís Leiria explains what has happened in Portugal since the elections on October 4th and what are going to be the next political events.

Artigo | 18 de November

The President of the Republic, Cavaco Silva, guaranteed that he had all the possible outcomes studied and yet, forty-five days after the election, he still has not recognised the secretary-general of the PS as the Prime Minister.

Artigo | 17 de November

The first bills to be passed by the PS, BE, PCP and PEV together will be on the recognition of individual rights such as abortion, adoption and medically assisted procreation.

Artigo | 16 de November

Our democracy is breaking new ground and finding new solutions. By Helena Pinto.

Artigo | 15 de November

Passos Coelho’s Government hastened the selling of the Portuguese Airlines (TAP) and conducted it behind closed-doors. Pedro Filipe Soares, Bloc’s Chief Whip, says that selling TAP is an invalid administrative measure that “must be undone”. The Communist Party submitted a member’s bill about TAP.

Artigo | 14 de November

Marisa Matias, the presidential candidate supported by Left Bloc, interviewed by David Angel about her candidacy and perspectives on the governmental outcome

Artigo | 13 de November

Now that the motions of rejection have brought down the right-wing government, what is going to happen next at the Portuguese parliament?

Artigo | 12 de November

In an interview last night, Catarina Martins said “our commitment is very serious and stable”, highlighting that Bloc will never fail on “a Government that is giving back income, protecting Welfare State and not conducting any privatisations, even if I don’t agree with everything”.

Artigo | 11 de November

The full contents of the agreement signed between the Socialist Party and the Left Bloc can be read here.

Artigo | 10 de November

The right-wing government, formed by the coalition of the Social Democrats and the Christian Democrats, was the shortest-lived government in the history of Portuguese democracy.

Artigo | 10 de November

The outcome of the agreement signed is fundamental as much as it is historical: after the horror of austerity, a new page is being turned. By Francisco Louçã.