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Artigo | 25 de November

Esquerda.net/English 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

Esquerda.net/English 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.

Artigo | 9 de November

The government allowed for an increase of the pensions paid to the members of the former Board of Directors of BES, a bank that went bankrupt in 2014. Mariana Mortágua, MP for the Left Block, demands to know why and who will pay for the “immoral pensions”.

Artigo | 8 de November

António Costa, leader of the Socialist Party, announced his government programme and listed some of the measures agreed with Left Bloc and the Communist Party

Artigo | 7 de November

Marisa Matias, Left Bloc’s MEP, has announced that she is running for president.

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