Surging right leads in polls for Portugal's election Sunday as Socialists falter | Eastern North Carolina Now

Portugal appears to be on the cusp of being the latest European country to flip from a government of the left to a government of the right as polls show the parties of the right with a significant lead and surging.  The Socialists whose government fell after its Prime Minister was caught up in a corruption scandal dealing with green energy and had to resign are tanking in the polls for the snap election.

Portugal's renamed and revamped traditional conservatives, the Democratic Alliance, is polling at 35% in the respected Duplimetrica poll, in first place, with the populist / nationalist anti-immigration right Chega Party, founded in 2018, in third place at 17%, and the center-right Liberal Initiative fifth at 5%.  The Socialists are in second place at 26%.  Another poll showed Chega surging past the Socialists into second place.

In the previous election, the Socialists had secured a majority in parliament by themselves, but this time not even a path to a coalition is viable.  The most likely result of the election will be a Democratic Alliance led government with Chega as their coalition partner.

Meanwhile, in Germany, the populist / nationalist anti-immigration Alternativ fur Deutschland (AfD) has won another mayor's seat, this time in a town near Saxony's capital of Dresden. winning the seat outright in the first round with 59% of the vote, without the need of the usual runoff.

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( March 7th, 2024 @ 1:16 pm )
The nightmare of massive illegal immigration throughout much of Europe is bringing lots of votes to parties of the right, both traditional conservative and populist / nationalist.

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