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Portugal Re-elects President Amid Pandemic Confinement

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Portuguese yesterday re-elected their president, conservative Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, in an election marked by the confinement enforced on the country, severely afflicted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The current head of state, a 72-year-old former law professor who became known as a political analyst on television, secured 61.3% of the vote, according to partial results after counting 98.8% of the ballots.

Former Socialist Deputy Ana Gomes won 12.5% of the vote, thus placing her second, ahead of far-right candidate André Ventura, who secured 11.9% of the vote . . .

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