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4 de Dezembro, 2015 - 16:39h

At the end of the debate on the government programme, the right submitted a motion rejecting the government led by António Costa, which was not approved by PS and the left. Left-wing parties warned PS that, in spite of the agreement, they will not abandon their own programmes.

2 de Dezembro, 2015 - 16:58h

It was those voters excluded by Cavaco who turned the game on its head for the centre right. But this journey has only just begun. By Jorge Costa.

1 de Dezembro, 2015 - 22:50h

Willingness to discuss an agreement to turn the page on austerity and stop the right remaining in government was announced before and during the election campaign. It was further boosted by the voters, who took away the PSD/CDS coalition's overall majority. See the timeline of events up to the fall of the government’s programme.

30 de Novembro, 2015 - 12:06h

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.

27 de Novembro, 2015 - 20:45h

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.

26 de Novembro, 2015 - 22:05h

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

25 de Novembro, 2015 - 20:34h 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.

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 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.