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OVERVIEW OF PORTUGAL

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CIA-RDP85T00287R000101310002-6
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RIPPUB
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S
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3
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December 22, 2016
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June 10, 2010
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2
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Publication Date: 
June 6, 1980
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MEMO
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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/06/11: CIA-RDP85T00287R000101310002-6
SUBJECT: Overview of Portugal
1. The legislative election this fall and the later presidential
contest are dominating the Portuguese political scene. At issue is
whether the six-year-old socialist constitution produced by the 1974
revolution should be radically revamped or merely amended. Prime Minister
Sa Carneiro---who took office last January when his conservative Democratic
Alliance won a narrow majority in Parliament-.-favors stripping most