Socialists win municipal elections in Portugal, but lose Lisbon

According to near-complete results released on Monday (27), the Socialists won the local elections for the third time in a row, with 34.4% of the vote and at least 147 town halls.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In addition to the German elections, Portugal also went to the polls in Europe this weekend for municipal elections, with victory for the Socialists who already run the national government under Prime Minister António Costa.

But the triumph was overshadowed by the surprising defeat in Lisbon, which had been run by the party for 14 years.

According to near-complete results released on Monday (27), the Socialists won the local elections for the third time in a row, with 34.4% of the vote and at least 147 town halls.

The center-right opposition won . . .

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