Foreign News: Strong Man's Victory

Portugal, which has not had a real election for 20 years, held another mock ballot this week. Premier Antonio de Oliveira Salazar's ticket won a unanimous victory. The opposition, protesting that registration lists were rigged, abstained from voting.

Some observers in Lisbon thought, however, that at a time when authoritarianism was out of fashion, Strong Man Salazar might have lost more than he gained by an election he called "as free as those in England." Though his budgets balance perfectly as ever, food is scarce, living costs up 60 to 100%. Resentments kindled in...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!