Monday, January 23, 2006

Portugal Does the Right Ting

With a solid Center-Right coalition, and a divided Left, Portugal does the right thing without even the need of a run-off. Free-Market economist Anibal Cavaco Silva, 67, former prime minister, is the first center-right politician to fill post of president since Portugal's 1974 revolution. Before the vote, Zero - who blogs at 25 centímetros de neve and who's a proud portuguese citizen of TocqueVille - wrote that his victory "would be the most serious political defeat for the Socialist government since it came to power last year". Maybe that's why l'Unità (the official newspaper of the italian post-communist party) is already throwing mud at him.

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