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    Ruling Center-Right Coalition Can Win Portugal Elections – Exit Poll

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    The ruling center-right Portugal Alliance (PaF), led by Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, has chances to gain absolute majority in the Portugal parliament, exit polls revealed on Sunday.

    MADRID (Sputnik) — According to the exit polls by the RTP TV channel, a coalition between the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Democratic and Social Center – People’s Party (CDS-PP) could get up to 43 percent of votes that could give it some 108-116 seats in the 230-strong local parliament.

    The Socialist Party (PS) could secure 80-88 seats as polls predict it some 30-35 percent of votes.

    The Democratic Unity Coalition was supported by some 7-9 percent of the voters (13-17 seats) while the Left Block gathered some 8-11 percent (16-20 seats)

    Members of the Portuguese government are elected for the four-year term.

    People wait to vote during the general election in Lisbon, Portugal October 4, 2015.
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    People wait to vote during the general election in Lisbon, Portugal October 4, 2015.


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