October 2. 2022. 9:18

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Portugal goes to the polls amid record Covid-19 numbers

The Chega party’s leader, André Ventura, has used the slogan ‘God, the fatherland, family and work’, an adaptation of the motto of the right-wing dictator António de Oliveira Salazar. Photograph: Adri Salido/Getty


Amid record-breaking Covid-19 infection rates, Portugal will hold a tight-fought general election this Sunday in which the far right is expected to make gains.

Voters go to the polls to choose a new government after the Socialist-led administration of António Costa collapsed in November.

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