The outgoing right-wing coalition ahead of the socialist opposition during much of legislative elections on Sunday in Portugal , but was not guaranteed to retain its absolute majority in parliament, according to polls conducted at the exit of polling stations. The government coalition of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, in power since 2011, was credited with 36.4 to 43% of the vote, against 29.5 to 35% in the Socialist Party of former mayor Antonio Costa of Lisbon, according to three investigations whose results were broadcast on TV channels.
losing long given, his coalition has reversed the trend in the polls in the last weeks of the election campaign, but the result remains far from Sunday score of over 50.4% obtained by the right there Four years. Especially, Pedro Passos Coelho risk of having to deal with a parliament majority to the left.
The outgoing coalition formed by the Social Democratic Party (PSD, center-right) and its minority partner (CDS, conservative) could get 100-118 seats out of the 230 that parliament account. He would reach the threshold of 116 deputies to renew its absolute majority. The Socialist Party was credited with 77-90 elected officials, according to surveys conducted exit polls.
The Left Bloc, training related to power Syriza in Greece, get 8-12% of the vote, 15-23 deputies. With 6.7 to 10.3% of votes, the Communist Party, allied with the Greens, would obtain between 12 and 20 seats. Abstentions should be between 35 and 43%, after a record set in 2011 to 41.97%.
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