Polls Likely As Portugal MPs Reject 2022 Budget
Lisbon, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 28th Oct, 2021 ) :Portugal's opposition on Wednesday defeated the Socialist minority government's budget for 2022 in parliament, opening the way to early elections.
Prime Minister Antonio Costa has ruled out stepping down of his own accord.
But President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa had warned he would dissolve parliament if the spending plans were blocked.
"If parliament is unable to adopt a budget that's fundamental for the country, it would be positive to hear the voices of the Portuguese people, so they can say what they think about a future assembly," Rebelo de Sousa said Wednesday.