Electoral commission: Portugal's President Rebelo de Sousa re-elected

President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has been re-elected for a second five-year term in Portugal’s presidential election in the first round, according to official results from the electoral commission. With 99 per cent of the votes counted, the 72-year-old conservative politician and former TV journalist and law professor received 61 per cent of the votes on Sunday, the electoral commission announced. Five years ago, he had received some 52 per cent of the vote. Rebelo de Sousa avoided a run-off on February 14 against the runner-up because he won over 50 per cent of the vote. According to the for…

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