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Portugal's Government Ousted Amid Austerity Backlash

Anti-austerity lawmakers forced Portugal's center-right government to resign Tuesday by rejecting its policy proposals at the start of what was supposed to be a second consecutive term in office – and four more years of cutbacks and economic reforms. The government’s dramatic collapse came less than two weeks after it was sworn in and raised questions about debt-heavy Portugal’s commitment to the fiscal discipline demanded of countries sharing the euro currency. The moderate...

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