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Results via Wikipedia (without the four seats for voters abroad, and some corrections due to separated lists in some regions):

Party/groupVote shareChangeSeatsChange
Total/turnout56.9%-1.1226-4
PSD+CDS-PP36.8%-11.9104-28
PS32.4%+4.48511
BE10.2%+5.019+11
PCP+PEV8.3%+0.417+1
PAN1.4%+0.41+1
PDR1.1%+1.100
PCTP/MRPP1.1%-0.100
LIVRE/TDA0.7%+0.700
PNR0.5%+0.200

So only one new party entered parliament, after all, and BE was much more successful and the Communists less than Luís expected.

As for forming a government, neither PS+BE nor PS+CDS (if I calculate with 20% of the coalition seats) has majority. Portugal has experience with minority governments; is toleration by the Communists a possibility?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Oct 5th, 2015 at 05:15:48 AM EST
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Apparently the Communists will sit this out. The question is whether the PS+BE can beat the right-wing coalition (with the exterior seats, or with the animal rights party) and whether the PS will want to form a government with the BE. They disagree on austerity and on the Euro.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Oct 5th, 2015 at 06:21:37 AM EST
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With the sum of the separate lists added up in the PSD+CDS-PP voting shares, too...

Party/groupVote shareChangeSeatsChange
Total/turnout56.9%-1.1226-4
PSD+CDS-PP38.5%-11.9104-28
PS32.4%+4.48511
BE10.2%+5.019+11
PCP+PEV8.3%+0.417+1
PAN1.4%+0.41+1
PDR1.1%+1.100
PCTP/MRPP1.1%-0.100
LIVRE/TDA0.7%+0.700
PNR0.5%+0.200


*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Mon Oct 5th, 2015 at 01:20:42 PM EST
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