ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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PORTUGAL- Bankruptcy of Eurocommunism

PORTUGAL Bankruptcy of 'Eurocommunism' Mohan Ram FADING posters of General Eanas's successful presidential election campaign mingleincongruously with portraits of Chairman Mao Tse-tung on Lisbon's walls. The political graffiti of the numerous 'ultra'-Left groups and the proliferation of radical newspapers testify to the end of the longest fascist regime in history and the beginning of a Western-style democracy in Portugal. But the provisional revolution staged by the Left-wing Armed Forces Movement (MFA) has all but ended. President Kanas, handsome and remote-looking in his General's uiform, is perhaps the sole symbolic, if ambivalent, link between the MFA and the five-month-old socialist government of Mario Snares which has quietly been swinging to the centre.

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