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Portugal votes for a president amid record coronavirus infections

1 month ago   |   By Politico

LISBON - Portugal's ferocious coronavirus resurgence is playing havoc with Sunday's presidential election, complicating a vote in which center-right incumbent Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa seemed certain to be reelected.
Polls still show Rebelo de Sousa as a clear favorite to win in the first round. He's polling more than 10 points above the 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff.
Aggressive campaigning by rivals, however, notably maverick Socialist Ana Gomes and far-right upstart André Ventura, have chipped away at his lead.
Opposition candidates in the field of seven accuse Rebelo de Sousa of...
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