Portugal Communist party says ready to back Socialist-led government

October 7, 2015 7:36 PM

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Portugal Communist party says ready to back Socialist-led government

LISBON Portugal's Communist party is ready to support a government led by the center-left Socialists, its leader said on Wednesday in what appeared to be a departure for the country's Communists.

"A government solution, which inevitably includes the Socialists, will have our political support, to stop a repeat of this policy (of austerity)," by the center-right, Communist leader Jeronimo de Sousa told reporters after meeting his Socialist counterpart.

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