A Portuguese exception to right-wing populism

  title={A Portuguese exception to right-wing populism},
  author={Rodrigo Quintas da Silva},
  journal={Palgrave Communications},
Many European countries have witnessed the rise of right-wing (nativist and authoritarian) populist parties over the last few years, which have gained significant votes and sometimes threatened the position of traditional parties. In Portugal, however, right-wing populism has failed to gain electoral support, and the populist discourse is scarcely found in Portuguese politics. In this comment, we offer four tentative hypotheses that explain why right-wing parties with a populist discourse are… Expand
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