PORTUGAL: LISBON LISTS EVEN MORE TO THE LEFT

After two weeks of intense political infighting, Portugal last week got its fourth provisional coalition government since last April's revolution. The new 21-member Cabinet, headed by Premier Vasco dos Santos Gonçalves, predictably confirmed the country's lurch to the left in the aftermath of an abortive right-wing coup staged three weeks ago by forces loyal to former President Antonio de Spinola. Unlike the preceding Cabinet, it has a majority of civilians (14) rather than military men (seven), but it is also clear that Communists and proCommunists predominate.

The major change was the inclusion of...

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