segunda-feira, 25 de janeiro de 2016

Portuguese choose President among 10 candidates

The name of the successor to Cavaco Silva in the Presidency of the Portuguese Republic may be known tonight.

The Portuguese choose between 10 candidates. Never the ballot was so long in the history of democracy in the country.

Even with so many candidates, the election can be resolved in the first round. The favourite of polls is Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. The historical figure of the PSD, University professor and political analyst see as a tenant of the Belém Palace.

There is a second round, will almost certainly between Rebelo de Sousa and the former Rector of the University of Lisbon, António Sampaio da Nóvoa, independent candidate supported by much of th e left.

The polls close when they are 8 pm local time and the results of the polls to the mouth of the polls should be known so close in the Azores (1 hour later than in Continental Portugal and Madeira).

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