Not Even Voters Care as Portugal's Election Offers Little Choice

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  • Turnout may fall to record low, says Lisbon politics professor
  • Portugal on Oct. 4 holds first election since bailout

A worker arranges flyers depicting Pedro Passos Coelho, Portugal's prime minister, and Paulo Portas, Portugal's vice premier, at a political rally ahead of the election in Guimaraes, Portugal, on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.

Photographer: Paulo Duarte/Bloomberg

Portugal is set to register one of the lowest election turnouts since the transition to democracy in 1974, with voters turned off by the lack of choice or abandoning the country to try their luck elsewhere.

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