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In all likelihood, he will chose Passos Coelho for the job by late Tuesday. After forming a government, the latter should present a budget to Parliament by the end of this month or the beginning of the next. If the left front holds until then, this budget should be refused, with the PàF government entering into care taking mode.
I don't get this. Isn't the new government required to win a vote of confidence by the parliament? Does the budget court as such a vote? And what happens if the government does not have the confidence of parliament?

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Oct 19th, 2015 at 12:16:18 PM EST

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