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Workers March - Portugal Working class sections in Portugal hit the streets demanding better wages and job security

The workers’ mobilization was called by the General Confederation of the Portuguese Workers (CGTP) to reiterate their demand for increasing the national minimum wage to 850 euros (USD 954.97) per month

Regional elections -France Far-right and Macronists face setback in French regional polls while traditional parties hold ground

The center-right conservative Les Républicains (LR) and allies managed to win in seven regions while the center-left Socialist Party (PS) and allies won five regions in mainland France

Presidential elections-Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa re-elected as Portugal’s president 

The incumbent president from the center-right Social Democratic Party was re-elected with an overwhelming majority in the presidential elections held on Sunday, securing 60% of the total votes

US interference Portugal US ambassador’s interference in Portuguese affairs slammed by left-wing groups

The US ambassador in Lisbon, George Glass, said Portugal must choose between its allies and China. He added that a delegation of US treasury officials was working with regulatory officials to prevent the triumph of Chinese companies in Portuguese markets

Supplementary Budget - Portugal Portuguese communists slam government’s supplementary budget  

The Portuguese Communist Party said the proposals in the EUR 4.3 billion supplementary budget only favored big business with no significant provisions for workers and micro and small entrepreneurs

Portugal’s Left Bloc scores win in parliament

The draft proposal by the Left Bloc in the Portuguese parliament had called on the government to promote equality in Private Social Security Institutions

France municipal elections Macron’s party stumbles in French municipal polls, communists hold ground

The first round of municipal polls in France, held on March 15, Sunday, ended in a double fiasco for the government, with high abstention levels amid fear of the spread of COVID-19 and a setback for Emmanuel Macron’s party, La République En Marche

minimum wage Portugal Portuguese working class calls for an immediate hike in national minimum wage

The communist party and trade unions in Portugal have called for increasing the minimum wages to EUR 850

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