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Amid financial woes, Portuguese president reelected with low turnout

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2011-01-24

Portugal's conservative President Anibal Cavaco Silva secured another term in office in a first round despite record low turnout as voters cast their ballots Sunday in a poll overshadowed by the country's financial plight.

AFP - Portugal's President Anibal Cavaco Silva was re-elected in the first round, according to official results released Sunday tallying 98 percent of the vote, which also showed a record low turnout.

His main rival, socialist Manuel Alegre, managed 19 percent of the vote, in an election that was marked by a turnout of less than 47 percent.

 

Date created : 2011-01-23

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