Portugal: The State of Liberal Democracy
Catarina Santos Botelho, Portugal: The State of Liberal Democracy, in Richard Albert, David Landau, Pietro Faraguna & Simon Drugda (ED.) 2017 Global Review of Constitutional Law, 2018, Boston, USA: I.CONnect and the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, pp. 230-234.
12 Pages Posted: 4 Dec 2018
Date Written: 2017
Portugal’s three-year international bailout (2011-2014) compelled the legislator to a very strict austerity program, which lead to unpopular public policies and stressed the social fabric. In 2016, the country was able to meet the EU Stability and Growth Pact deficit rules and, on June 2017, left the excessive deficit procedure.
Keywords: excessive deficit procedure; populism; justice system; elections; metadata
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