Portugal to elect president with country in lockdown

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 22-01-2021 14:00:00 · 0 Comments

Candidates and observers fear a record-low voter turnout — casting doubt on pre-election polls forecasting a first-round win for Rebelo de Sousa.

Portuguese voters will head to the polls to choose a president on Sunday, with the dramatic context of a coronavirus lockdown creating more headlines than the expected re-election of incumbent Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. In view of the troubling figures, the traditional last round of political campaigning on Friday has been scrapped. There is no possibility of postponing the vote, and candidates and observers fear a record-low voter turnout — casting doubt on pre-election polls forecasting a first-round win for Rebelo de Sousa.



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