Portugal: Elections likely as lawmakers reject 2022 budget
30 October 2021 | 1:38 pm
It is the first time a budget has been rejected in Portugal since the country's transition to democracy in 1974. The move ends six years of relative stability under Prime Minister Antonio Costa.
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