Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is re-elected president of Portugal


Rebelo de Sousa got 60.7% of the votes and the socialist candidate Ana Gomes got 12.97%. André Ventura, from the extreme right Chega, came in third with 11.9%. Abstention rate was 60.51% reflecting Covid-19 pandemic.

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was re-elected president of Portugal this Sunday (24), obtaining 60.7% of the votes. In second place was the socialist candidate Ana Gomes, with 12.97%, and in third place André Ventura, with 11.9%.

In total, the current president had 2,533.799 votes, while the runner-up had 541,345 and the third 496,583, according to broadcaster RTP. Abstention was 60.51%.

After the official confirmation of his victory, Rebelo affirmed that "We have to rediscover what was lost. Make xenophobias, exclusions, fears forgotten. We have to value inclusions, affections, citizenships".

"The Portuguese do not want an endless pandemic, a crisis without sight, an aggravated impoverishment, a retreat in relation to other European societies, a political system slow to perceive change and an extremism in people, attitudes and social and political life, and want a dominated pandemic as soon as possible, a presidency of the European Union strengthening the role of Portugal and the world ", he added.

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