Portugal to pick a new president but govt calls the shots

January 22, 2016 10:16 AM

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LISBON, Portugal – A record 10 candidates are running for president of Portugal, but voters don't appear to share their enthusiasm for a job that holds no executive power in western Europe's poorest country.

An unmemorable election campaign and a runaway favorite have also combined to bore the electorate. Analysts say turnout could be unusually low in Sunday's ballot.

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