Portuguese PM under fire for failing to pay taxes on time

March 6, 2015 6:21 PM

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LISBON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, who imposed the largest tax hikes in Portugal's modern history and is vying for reelection this year, has come under fire for failing to pay his own taxes on time.

Antonio Costa, the leader of the main opposition Socialists, said on Friday Passos Coelho had "abused his political immunity ... at a time of fiscal martyrdom for Portuguese who have to fulfill their obligations to which the government and this prime minister have been absolutely insensitive".

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