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Portuguese President wins second time period

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Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has received a second time period as Portugal’s president with almost 61% of the vote marked by report abstention, the nation’s electoral fee introduced on Sunday. 
“Democracy was not defeated by the pandemic,” the 72-year-old former chief of the Social Democratic Party mentioned in his victory speech, including that “The most urgent of tasks is to combat the pandemic. This is my priority, in total solidarity with parliament and government.”
Among different presidential candidates had been Ana Gomes an impartial candidate with a socialist background, who took almost 13% of the votes and got here second, adopted by Andre Ventura, the far-right candidate of the Chega get together. Joao Ferreira from the communist get together and Marisa Matias, MEP of the Left, gathered 4.32% and three.95% correspondingly. 
The elections in Portugal got here amid one of many worst moments for the nation, which is recording among the many highest charges of infections worldwide. Given its comparatively small inhabitants of 10 million, the nation reported on Sunday a report 11,721 circumstances and 275 deaths. 
Although some Coronavirus restrictions had been eased for the elections, turnout was extraordinarily low, partly as a result of 1.1 million voters from overseas had been added to the electoral register for the primary time and as a consequence of many individuals being in quarantine. 

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