Exit polls show Portugal's center-right government, in its first contest since tough austerity measures were launched to combat a debt crisis, is headed for victory, but, could lose its majority in parliament.
Portugal Ahead pro-austerity coalition under Pedro Passos Coelho took 36.8% of the vote but looks set to lose its parliamentary majority
The Socialist Party win the Portuguese legislative election to elect members of the Assembly of the Republic, with 36.6% of the vote. Context: Portugal, parliament
Portugal votes on an abortion referendum which despite failing due to low turnout, has a clear result in favor of legalizing abortion, prompting Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates to say abortion will be legalized through the parliament. Context: Portugal, parliament
Disasters in A tree falls over at a religious ceremony in Funchal, Madeira, killing at least 12 people and injuring over 50 others. Context: Portugal
A Canadair firefighting plane reportedly crashes in Pedrogao Grande, central Portugal, while tackling raging wildfires. However, this claim has been denied by Portuguese authorities. Context: Portugal
The death toll from forest fires in Pedrogao Grande, central Portugal, rises to at least 62. Many victims were trapped on the road between the towns of Figueiro dos Vinhos and Castanheira de Pera. Context: Portugal
Wildfires in central Portugal kill at least 24 people and several firefighters are among 20 injured. The death toll so far is the largest due to a wildfire in Portugal since 1966. Context: Portugal
Salvador Sobral of Portugal wins the Eurovision Song Contest with the song ''Amar pelos dois''. While the country debuted in the 1964 edition of the contest, this marks the first win by a Portuguese entrant. Context: Portugal
Catholics in Portugal converge in a shrine in Fatima for a visit by Pope Francis. Context: Portugal
A small Swiss-owned plane crashes in the Portuguese village of Tires, west of Lisbon, killing at least five people. Context: Portugal
Portugal's Antonio Guterres begins his term as United Nations Secretary-General, replacing South Korea's Ban Ki-moon. Context: Portugal
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