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Portugal Rejoices as Anti-Austerity Left Coalition Forms to Oust Right Wing

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From flickr.com/photos/121483302@N02/14098864835/: Austerity Protest in Lisbon, Portugal
Austerity Protest in Lisbon, Portugal
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In a surprising development for Europe's anti-austerity movement, Portugal's three reigning leftist parties on Tuesday formed an unexpected coalition to oust the country's center-right government from power and end years of punishing cuts and economic hardship. In the beginning of this year, 55 percent of the population was either unemployed or held a precarious work situation.


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