Splits in left are set to boost far-right TV pundit in Portugal’s snap election

As support grows for André Ventura, Socialist party has lost ground to centre-right PSD after row over budget with its alliesBetween greeting regulars at the busy Lisbon bakery where she has worked for two decades – and reaching instinctively for their orders as soon as they cross the threshold – Susana Santos offers her thoughts on an imminent, and altogether less welcome, encounter.Like many of her compatriots, she does not relish the idea of Sunday’s snap general election, which arrives amid a stubbornly lingering pandemic and during a time of economic upheaval and political uncertainty. Continue reading...

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