Portuguese Consensus Candidate Sousa Wins Presidential Election

  • New head of state elected after taking more than half of vote
  • Sousa calls for compromise between Portual's main parties

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

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Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, a former Social Democrat leader preaching compromise between the country’s parties, will become Portugal’s 20th president after winning more than 50 percent of a first-round vote Sunday, avoiding a runoff.

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