Sunday, 25 October 2015

Those on the left control a majority in parliament, but the president says letting them govern would violate commitments to the European Union. 
Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva said he will not allow a coalition of leftist parties to form a government despite the fact that they won an outright majority in parliamentary elections held earlier this month. 
The president said Thursday that he gave conservative Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho the mandate to form a minority government that will fall in line with the policy of austerity imposed by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).  
I missed this a couple of days ago. Whatever you think of these leftists, it's a big step for our rulers to say democracy no longer applies. Of course they would do the same if a European Patriot party ever won an election.


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