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January 15, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
In a triumph for the governing Socialist Party, President Jorge Sampaio, 61, was elected to a second five-year term. He won 55.8% of the vote, according to official election results, about 20 percentage points more than his nearest challenger. However, only half of Portugal's 8.7 million registered voters cast ballots--a record low for a presidential election.
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January 15, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
In a triumph for the governing Socialist Party, President Jorge Sampaio, 61, was elected to a second five-year term. He won 55.8% of the vote, according to official election results, about 20 percentage points more than his nearest challenger. However, only half of Portugal's 8.7 million registered voters cast ballots--a record low for a presidential election.
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January 15, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
Socialist Jorge Sampaio was decisively elected Sunday to succeed Mario Soares as Portugal's president, confirming the country's swing to the left. Final results showed the mild-mannered former Lisbon mayor winning 53.8% of the vote, compared with 46.2% for his conservative rival, former Prime Minister Anibal Cavaco Silva. Turnout was 66.4% of the nearly 9 million eligible voters. Cavaco Silva admitted defeat without waiting for the count to be completed.
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January 15, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
Socialist Jorge Sampaio was decisively elected Sunday to succeed Mario Soares as Portugal's president, confirming the country's swing to the left. Final results showed the mild-mannered former Lisbon mayor winning 53.8% of the vote, compared with 46.2% for his conservative rival, former Prime Minister Anibal Cavaco Silva. Turnout was 66.4% of the nearly 9 million eligible voters. Cavaco Silva admitted defeat without waiting for the count to be completed.
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December 18, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Prime Minister Antonio Guterres resigned after his Socialist Party was soundly defeated in local elections, prompting President Jorge Sampaio to consider dissolving parliament. In its first win at the ballot box in 10 years, the main opposition, the center-right Social Democrats, won 144 councils, compared with 98 for the center-left Socialists. The Communist Party and the conservative Popular Party also won some of the 308 local councils.
WORLD
July 18, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Portugal's new prime minister and his Cabinet took office, ending more than two weeks of political uncertainty after the country's former leader became president of the European Commission. Pedro Santana Lopes was sworn in as prime minister of Portugal's 16th constitutional government at a ceremony with President Jorge Sampaio. He pledged to lead the conservative coalition government through the next two years of its mandate.
WORLD
January 16, 2005 | From Associated Press
Portugal announced Saturday that its 120-member police mission in Iraq would end Feb. 12 as scheduled. A government statement said Portugal would continue to fully support its allies in Iraq but in different ways, such as providing humanitarian relief. The contingent had been scheduled to return to Portugal in November, but the mission was extended until Feb. 12 because of "Portugal's need to assist in the electoral process in Iraq within the U.N.-proposed date of Jan.
WORLD
December 12, 2004 | From Associated Press
Portugal, already reeling from an alarming economic decline, plunged deeper into crisis Saturday when the conservative government quit a day after the president dissolved parliament and called an early general election. The chaos is likely to translate into months of political paralysis that Portugal, one of the European Union's poorest nations, can ill afford. The crisis will further delay essential and long-deferred reforms devised to halt the nation's economic slide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1999
This week, with Cuba for the first time hosting the annual summit of Latin and Iberian peninsula nations, dictator Fidel Castro could be forgiven for feeling a sense of acceptance by his increasingly democratic brethren in Spain, Portugal and the nations of Latin America. Instead of camaraderie, however, he got lectures from many of the participants on the need for democracy and respect for human rights.
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June 14, 2005 | From Associated Press
Alvaro Cunhal, who led Portugal's Communist Party for half a century and became a national hero after the overthrow of the country's dictatorship, died Monday, the party said. He was 91. The party announcement did not indicate where Cunhal died or the cause of death. The government declared a national day of mourning Wednesday, the day of Cunhal's funeral in Lisbon.
NEWS
February 11, 1995 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An era is ending for Portugal, the late-blooming Atlantic nation that rocketed out of backwardness and dictatorship to become a star of the new Europe. Mario Soares, the Socialist president who was doughty midwife to a new-founded Portuguese democracy, is serving his last year. Across the political spectrum, Anibal Cavaco Silva, the free-market prime minister who made democratic principles work economically over a fruitful decade, is abandoning power even sooner.
NEWS
November 17, 1999 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The paint is peeling off the walls of Elizardo Sanchez's simple house in the Miramar Playa neighborhood of Havana. His furniture is old, sparse and frayed. And the telephone number on his business card is followed, in parentheses, by the words "If it works." But this week, the leaders of Portugal, Uruguay, Panama and Spain, Mexico's foreign secretary and senior officials from half a dozen other Latin American nations have all sought Sanchez out.
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