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24 de Novembro, 2015 - 20:06h

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.

23 de Novembro, 2015 - 16:22h

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.

22 de Novembro, 2015 - 17:16h

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.

21 de Novembro, 2015 - 12:40h

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.

20 de Novembro, 2015 - 12:46h

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

19 de Novembro, 2015 - 13:00h

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

18 de Novembro, 2015 - 14:45h

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.

17 de Novembro, 2015 - 10:45h

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.

16 de Novembro, 2015 - 14:10h

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

15 de Novembro, 2015 - 11:45h

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.

14 de Novembro, 2015 - 00:00h

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

13 de Novembro, 2015 - 14:19h

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

12 de Novembro, 2015 - 17:45h

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”.

11 de Novembro, 2015 - 16:24h

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

10 de Novembro, 2015 - 18:20h

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.

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