Portugal President Rebelo de Sousa wins new term in socially distanced ballot

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By Victoria Waldersee and Miguel Pereira LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s centre-right president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, won a second term on Sunday in an election marked by record abstention as the country battles a crippling third wave of coronavirus contagion. The 72-year-old former leader of the Social Democratic Party, known for his warm persona and habit of taking selfies with supporters, won 61% of votes, above his 52% win in 2016. Still, 60% of voters abstained – the highest figure in Portuguese history – in part because 1.1 million voters from abroad were added to the electoral registe…

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