Portuguese President Asks for Stability as Coelho Is Sworn In

  • Socialists, Left Bloc, Communists may block new government
  • Opposition leader wants to form an alternative government

Pedro Passos Coelho, left, and Anibal Cavaco Silva during the swearing-in ceremony. Photo: SIPA via AP Images

Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva warned against instability at the swearing-in of a new government that may be blocked by opposition parties, which now hold a majority of seats in parliament.

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