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Portugal starts voting in key presidential ballot

Latest Update: January 24, 2016 | 174 Views
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LISBON: Portuguese voters began voting Sunday to choose their president, in an election being closely watched in Brussels as the country recovers from a 78-billion-euro ($85-billion) bailout.

Although the post is largely ceremonial, the president has make-or-break power over the nation’s fragile ruling alliance and the power to dissolve parliament in the event of a crisis.

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