Portuguese voters head to the polls Sunday to elect a new government, which will be tasked with implementing tough austerity measures as part of a 78-million-euro EU bailout plan. Opinion polls indicate a centre-right coalition is a likely outcome.
AP - Portuguese voters were electing a new government Sunday to steer them through expected years of recession and grinding austerity measures being adopted in return for a ¤78 billion ($114 billion) bailout.
Portugal is one of the eurozone countries with an economy wrecked by debt, compelling it to call for a rescue loan two months ago.
Date created : 2011-06-05