Francisco could have gotten a well-paying job in the city. But the the young Portuguese academic decided to use his agricultural expertise to rejuvenate a local town suffering from economic decay.
The veteran center-right politician Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has won Portugal's presidential elections with 52 percent of the vote. Independent leftist Antonio Sampaio da Novoa came in second.
Law professor and TV pundit Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has won the Portuguese presidency with 52 percent of the vote. The ballot has been closely watched by Brussels over concerns about Lisbon's handling of bailout rules.
A Portuguese TV pundit is leading the polls, with some expecting him to break the 50-percent threshold to claim victory in the first round. While the presidency is largely ceremonial, it also holds make-or-break powers.
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