A 67-year-old law professor and TV pundit, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, was the clear winner Sunday in the first round of Portugal's presidential election, but was not certain to avoid a runoff vote, according to TV projections.
Rebelo de Sousa's share of the vote was put at between 49 and 55.7 percent, with his closest rival Antonio Sampaio da Novoa said to have received between 19.3 and 25 percent. Fifty percent is required to win in the first round.
GMT 17:25 2017 Saturday ,29 AprilTurkey dismisses almost 4,000 public officials in new purge wave
GMT 17:24 2017 Saturday ,29 AprilMerkel says 'no one is allied' against Britain
GMT 16:00 2017 Saturday ,29 AprilEU needs 'serious British response' on citizens rights after Brexit
GMT 15:54 2017 Saturday ,29 AprilMerkel: 'no one is allied' against Britain
GMT 11:46 2017 Saturday ,29 AprilEU leaders 'unanimously' adopt Brexit guidelines
GMT 10:25 2017 Saturday ,29 AprilFrance's Hollande says Britain must pay price for Brexit
GMT 10:09 2017 Saturday ,29 April24 dead in Kyrgyz landslide: emergencies ministry
GMT 10:07 2017 Saturday ,29 AprilFrench candidate Le Pen announces eurosceptic PM pick, if elected