President Rebelo De Sousa Achieves Re-election In Portugal, According To The First Results

The conservative Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, president of Portugal and candidate for reelection, is the winner of the first round of the country’s presidential elections according to provisional data of 32% of the vote, which gives him 64% of the votes.

In second place appears the far-right candidate, André Ventura with 12.5%, followed by former Socialist deputy Ana Gomes, who gathers 10% of the vote.

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The remaining four candidates, Marisa Matias, backed by the Bloco de Esquerda; the communist João Ferreira and the liberal Tiago Mayan and the independent candidate Vitorino Silva do not reach 4% of the vote.

These are results already pointed out by the exit polls of the televisions, which coincide in giving the victory in the first round to Rebelo de Sousa, always above 55% of the total.

According to these projections, Ana Gomes will be in second place, with between 13 and 16% of votes and the third place will go to the far-right candidate, André Ventura, with between 8 and 12%.

They would be followed by Marisa Matias, backed by the Bloco de Esquerda, the communist João Ferreira and the liberal Tiago Mayan, all with between 3 and 5% of the vote, while the independent candidate Vitorino Silva would achieve between 2 and 4 %.

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