Portugal's Secretary of State for
Finance raised concerns about Facebook's digital currency
Libra on Friday, stating that it should not circulate until the
risks it could pose for the financial system are addressed.
Portugal's far-left parties said on Wednesday that they were willing to work with a new minority Socialist government, with the Communists open to cooperating on a case-by-case basis and the Left Bloc favoring a long-term deal.
Portugal's president on Tuesday invited caretaker Prime Minister Antonio Costa to form a new government after his center-left Socialists won Sunday's election, expanding their parliamentary representation but landing just shy of a full majority.
Portugal's president will consult the main political parties on Tuesday so as to have a prime minister-designate in place without delay to tackle issues such as Brexit following the Socialists' victory in Sunday's election, his office said.
Portugal's ruling Socialists won Sunday's parliamentary election but fell short of an outright majority, meaning Prime Minister Antonio Costa will need to negotiate a new deal with one or both of his far-left allies in the previous legislature.
Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Costa's Socialists were poised to win Sunday's parliamentary election by a wide margin but likely landing short of an outright majority, meaning they will need to seek potentially difficult alliances, exit polls showed.
Portugal's ruling Socialists had "a great victory" in Sunday's parliamentary election and will seek to form a stable government for four years of the legislature, senior Socialist lawmaker Ana Catarina Mendes said after exit polls were published.
Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa said his Socialist party had won Sunday's parliamentary election and that Portuguese voters had shown they wanted to stick to the past four years' pact with far-left parties.
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