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Pressed by various PS factions, António Costa decided to meet all the other parties.
I don't know about Portuguese constitutional convention, but President Cavaco decided to give Passos Coelho the mandate to form a government without first meeting any of the other party leaders.

From my point of view that was an unnecessary snub of the opposition, and a faux-pas on the part of Cavaco. That happened before Costa decided to meet all the other party leaders on his own.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Oct 9th, 2015 at 11:05:04 AM EST
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