Monday, 31 January 2021 — Anticapitalist Resistance
Dave Kellaway looks at the Portuguese general election result.
Election results (226 out of 230 seats declared)
|Party||% 2022||% 2019|
|PS (Socialist Party)||41.68 (117 seats)||36.4|
|PPD/PSD (Centre Right)||27.8||27.8|
|PAN (animal rights)||1.53||3.3|
Portuguese Election results so far (2022 compared to 2019)
Sunday’s general election in Portugal was triggered last October by the decision of the anti-capitalist Bloco Esquerda (Left Bloc) and the Portuguese Communist party to vote down the proposed budget of Antonio Costa’s Socialist Party government. The left was opposed to the creeping privatisation and lack of resources allocated to the SNS – the national health service – and the failure to increase sufficiently the national minimum wage.