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Here you will find actual information about what's going on in the Algarve, including our own personal impressions and experiences. We are looking forward to your comments!

What does the “Brexit” mean to British Residents?

In the aftermath of the result of the referendum on Britain's continued membership of the EU, the British Ambassador will be coming to the Algarve to talk to British residents in the area, about what the situation looks like right now, and what may or may not happen next. These sessions are being arran...

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EU Referndum

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 | Politics
EU Referndum

If you are a UK National and you have lived overseas for less than 15 years you can register to vote until 16th May 2016 The EU Referendum on whether the UK should remain in or leave the EU will take place on 23rd June 2016. UK nationals who have been registered to vote in the UK within the last 15 years c...

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Inauguration of Marcelo Sousa

Friday, 11 March 2016 | Politics
Inauguration of Marcelo Sousa

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa had been elected on January 24, 2016 with the absolute majority of votes already in the first run. On March 9 he succeeded on Aníbal Cavaco Silva, who had to quit after two periods. The inauguration ceremony was attended by several chiefs of state and numerous guest of honour. ...

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Marcelo elected as President of the Republic of Portugal

The Portuguese election agency CNE in Lisbon has announced that the conservative politician has reached the absolute majority of votes with 52,4% and will be sworn in on March 9, 2016, succeeding Aníbal Cavaco Silva, who has to quit after two periods. With around 48% the polling was slightly above that...

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Presidential elections in Portugal

Sunday, 17 January 2016 | Politics
Presidential elections in Portugal

The poll results published by ZAP.aeiou.com on January 16th indicate that Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has the chance to win the election on January 24th 2016 already in the first ballot. According to the Portuguese Constitution, to be elected, a candidate needs a majority (50% + 1). If no candidate gets this majo...

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Presidential elections in Portugal

Monday, 04 January 2016 | Politics
Presidential elections in Portugal

The first public debate between the 10 nominated candidates for the election of the President of the Portuguese Republic on January 24, 20016 was broadcasted by radio (Antena 1). Top topics were, among others, the possible dissolution of the parliament and the bank bailout of Banif.  All candidates ag...

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PSD and CDS in support of Marcelo

Friday, 11 December 2015 | Politics
PSD and CDS in support of Marcelo

Portuguese media report today that the Partido Social Democrata (PDS) and the Centro Democrático e Social (CDS) will support Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa as candidate for the next President of the Portuguese Republic.The election will take place on January 14th 2016, and according to actual polls Marcelo ha...

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