Marcelo wins presidential vote

in News · 25-01-2016 08:31:00 · 0 Comments
Marcelo wins presidential vote

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has won the 2016 presidential elections in the first round of voting after claiming 52 percent of the ballot.

The centre-right backed candidate, who formerly led the Social Democratic Party, will tke office on 9 March.

The second-placed candidate was Sampaio de Novoa, who despite receiving the suport from the ruling Socialist Party, only claimed 22 percent of the vote.

He was followed by Left Bloc candidate Marisa Matias.


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