Portugal president asks PM Passos Coelho to form new government

October 6, 2015 7:38 PM

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Portugal president asks PM Passos Coelho to form new government

LISBON Portugal's president said on Tuesday he had asked Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho to begin consultations on forming a government that can ensure political stability in the euro zone nation.

Passos Coelho's center-right coalition won the most votes in Sunday's national election but fell far short of a majority, in parliament, meaning it will have to rely on support from other parties to pass laws.

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