Portugal President Rebelo de Sousa wins new term in socially distanced ballot

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Mon, 2021-01-25 04:10

LISBON: Portugal’s center-right president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, won a second term on Sunday in an election marked by record abstention as the country battles a crippling third wave of coronavirus contagion.
The 72-year-old former leader of the Social Democratic Party, known for his warm persona and habit of taking selfies with supporters, won 61% of votes, above his 52% win in 2016.

Re-elected Portugal's President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa addresses journalists after the announcement of electoral results in Lisbon on January 24, 2021. (REUTERS/Pedro Nunes)
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