Portuguese's ruling socialists win re-election

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Added On October 7, 2019

Portugal's ruling Socialist Party has won Sunday's general election, as it sets to lead the government for another four years.
 
Prime Minister Antonio Costa promised stability in the coming years in a televised address. He said his responsibility is to "fulfill the commitments made with the Portuguese over the next four years."
His Socialist Party took more than 36 percent of the vote, but it failed to secure a majority in the 230-seat parliament.
 
The center-right Social Democrats came second with 28 percent of the votes.
 
Sunday's election saw the lowest turnout in the country's recent history,  with only over half the country's 10.8 million eligible voters casting their vote.
 
Costa's Socialist Party has been credited with boosting economic growth, lowering the jobless rate and reducing budget deficit in the past four years.