Portugal Squaring Off for Round 2

A clear battle begins between left and right

For the 13th time since the fall of the right-wing dictatorship in 1974, Portuguese voters last week went to the polls, this time to vote for a new President. When the ballots were counted, however, none of the five candidates had won more than 50%, and so the two top contenders will face a runoff on Feb. 16. The choice is between men of sharply differing political views. One is Diogo Freitas do Amaral, 44, a law professor, a onetime leader of the Christian Democratic Party and now the standard-bearer of his country's right wing. His opponent is Mario Soares, 61,...

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