Portugal: 100 Measures

Soares keeps a promise

When Prime Minister Mário Soares campaigned for office last spring, he vowed that if elected he would institute "100 measures in 100 days" to get Portugal back on its feet. That must have seemed like a tall boast to many voters, who in the past decade had already lived through two previous Soares governments that had not been notable for their achievements. Nevertheless, the Portuguese elected Soares, who formed a coalition of Socialists and Social Democrats in late spring with a strong majority in parliament. Since then, the Prime...

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