Portugal’s Social Democrats narrow gap on PM’s party before election

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LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s opposition Social Democrats narrowed the gap behind Prime Minister Antonio Costa’s Socialist Party in an opinion poll released on Thursday, a month before a snap parliamentary election. The poll by ICS/ISCTE pollsters published by Expresso newspaper put Costa’s centre-left party on 38%, down two percentage points from their previous poll released on Nov. 13, but largely in line with other recent surveys. The centre-right Social Democrats rose to 31% support from 26% after their leader Rui Rio saw off an internal leadership challenge last month. The margin of error…

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