Portuguese parliament passes budget aimed at first surplus in 45 years

in News · 08-02-2020 16:00:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal’s parliament passed the minority Socialist government’s 2020 budget bill after rejecting a tax cut proposed by the opposition that threatened the plan’s aim to post the first fiscal surplus in 45 years of Portuguese democracy.

Only the Socialists voted for the bill, but abstentions by its former hard-left allies in the previous legislature - Left Bloc and the Communists - as well as a handful of other lawmakers, ensured it passed


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