PORTUGAL ELECTs PRESIDENT IN ITS MOST DIFFICULT MOMENT OF THE PANDEMIC
Amid the strict sanitary confinement to stop the advance of the coronavirus, the Portuguese elect this Sunday the new president in elections in which the outgoing president, the moderate conservative, is the favorite Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
All the polls anticipate a re-election of the current head of State in the first roundTherefore, the question is whether the far-right candidate, André Ventura, will be able to surprise and arrive in second position, ahead of former Socialist deputy Ana Gomes.
Another of the unknowns is the participation rate of the 10.8 million registered voters for this election that begins at 08:00 in the morning (same time GMT) in a country plunged for ten days in a second general confinement to curb the explosion of covid-19 cases.
After shops and restaurants, the government closed schools for fifteen daysWhile on Saturday a new record of cases and deaths was recorded, with which the balance since the beginning of the pandemic exceeds 10,000 deaths.