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Portugal faces emerging structural challenges

Friday, May 17, 2019


Outlook for Portugal.


Following four years of stable economic growth and budget deficit reduction, the Socialists will likely be re-elected as the largest party but again face the prospect of ruling without a majority.


  • Spanish political and economic uncertainty will increase the attractiveness of Portuguese debt.
  • The right-wing Social Democratic Party's inability to recover support could lead to radicalisation within the party.
  • The government will push ahead with plans to build a second airport in Lisbon despite environmental groups' opposition.

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