Well, that vote will certainly fail, unless a total surprise, but the majority will reject it. The major problem, will be other. Within the next few days, the Constitutional Court will say if it approves or not the Budget, and there are growing rumors that, if The Court not approve some of the fiscal measures, the Government will resign.
Portugal faces no-confidence austerity vote
Although the motion is almost certain to be defeated by the ruling coalition, which enjoys a comfortable majority, the move exposes growing dissent over the austerity policies imposed on Portugal since it received a €78bn international bailout agreed in May 2011. "The time has come to put an end to the austerity policies that are impoverishing our country and demand heavy sacrifices from the Portuguese people without them seeing any results," the Socialist Party said in the motion. The Socialists were in power when Lisbon sought the bailout but they now accuse Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho's government ... (full story)