Socialists win in Portugal, according to exit polls






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Lisbon, Jan 30 (EFE).- The Socialist Party led by the current Prime Minister, António Costa, would win the legislative elections held today in Portugal with between 37.5 and 42.5% of the vote, according to provisional polls at the close of the polls.

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The leader of the opposition, Rui Rio, of the Social Democratic Party (PSD, centre-right), would move in a range of between 26 and 31%, according to these surveys, which place abstention between 45 and 49%, for below the previous legislation.

The legislative elections in Portugal, an electoral advance forced by the failure of the last Socialist Budget, concluded at 8:00 p.m. local time (7:00 p.m. GMT) with the closing of the polling stations in the Azores archipelago.

(c) EFE Agency

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