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Portuguese President Wins Re-Election in Landslide Victory

  • Photo taken on Dec. 14, 2020 shows Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa delivers a speech during a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the United Nations

    Photo taken on Dec. 14, 2020 shows Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa delivers a speech during a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the United Nations | Photo: Pedro Fiuza/Xinhua

Published 24 January 2021 (7 hours 37 minutes ago)
Opinion

Portugal’s president appears poised to win a second term in office this Sunday.

Portuguese incumbent President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was re-elected in Sunday's presidential elections, preliminary official results showed.

With 89.56 percent of votes counted, Rebelo de Sousa won a landslide victory by garnering 63.2 percent of the votes, while the right-wing party Chega candidate Andre Ventura came second with 12.31 percent, and the former member of European Parliament Ana Gomes came third with 10.98 percent, preliminary results showed.

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