The 2019 Portuguese general elections

  title={The 2019 Portuguese general elections},
  author={Jorge M. Fernandes and Pedro C. Magalh{\~a}es},
  journal={West European Politics},
  pages={1038 - 1050}
Abstract The 2019 Portuguese general elections have led to the formation of another minority government of the Socialist Party. Right-wing parties suffered a resounding defeat. The election had two key consequences. First, after four years of contract parliamentarism with an extreme-left party, the Socialists returned to their historical position of pivotal party in the system. Socialist leader Costa refused to replicate alliances with parties to his left. Second, the 2019 election witnessed… Expand
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