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Sunday, 5 June 2011

Campaigning ends ahead of Portuguese election

With the result in Sunday's general election too close to call Portugal's outgoing Prime Minister Jose Socrates knows the opposition is favourite to win, but after six years in power he shows no signs of giving up hope.

Whoever wins will have to face record unemployment, a contracting economy, and apply the tough austerity measures imposed on Portugal in return for its 78 billion-euro bailout.


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