Portugal's President Rebelo de Sousa re-elected, media forecasts show

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 media forecasts from Sunday evening. According to a survey by the state TV station RTP, which is considered very reliable, the 72-year-old conservative politician and former TV journalist and law professor received between 57 and 62 per cent of the votes on Sunday. Five years ago, he had received some 52 per cent of the vote. Other TV stations and media published similar figures shortly after the last polling stations closed. To avoid a run-off …

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