Category: Portugal

Francisco Louçã: Bloco’s Anti-Austerity Gamble

The founder of Portugal’s Left Bloc on the party’s history, electoral strength, and support for the new Socialist Party government

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Conn Hallinan: Portugal: The Left Takes Charge

The new left coalition government has pledged to loosen the grip of austerity on Portugal

Dick Nichols: Portugal: Anti-austerity left alliance rejects right-wing government

If Cavaco Silva finally manages to resist all this pressure from his friends and appoint Costa prime minister the incoming government will be a PS administration supported from outside by the Left Bloc, PCP and Greens

Angelique Chrisafis: Portuguese MPs force minority government to quit over austerity

Alliance of socialists and communists brings down centre-right coalition weeks after general election

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Conn Hallinan: Portugal’s Democracy Crisis

A likely vote of no confidence in Portugal’s hard-right government will signify whether voters in the EU can still choose their own government

Dick Nichols: Portugal: ‘Europe is very concerned’ as new gov’t likely short-lived

The Portuguese political crisis—generally under-reported in the mainstream European media—looks set to become the continent’s next major conflict between democracy and austerity

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Portugal: What is at stake

Portugal is now entering phase two of the global implementation of neoliberalism

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: Eurozone crosses Rubicon as Portugal’s anti-euro Left banned from power

Constitutional crisis looms after anti-austerity Left is denied parliamentary prerogative to form a majority government

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Conn Hallinan: Portugal: Europe’s Left Batting 1000

Left parties garnered more than 50 percent of the vote, and the austerity policies that have paralyzed the country for four years took a major hit

Mark Bergfeld: Continuity over Change: Portugal Ahead of the Elections

Portugal’s economy is on the road to recovery but the human cost has been high: Poverty, wage cuts and emigration plague the country

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