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Costa’s Budget to Pass in Portugal With Left Bloc Abstaining

  • An initial vote on the budget will take place on Friday
  • Premier Costa’s minority government is starting a second term
Antonio Costa

Antonio Costa

Photographer: Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP via Getty Images

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Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa’s 2020 budget is set to pass in an initial vote in parliament on Friday after the Left Bloc joined other parties in announcing it will abstain.