Costa’s leftist policies endorsed by the Portuguese people    


António Costa

The Party of European Socialists warmly congratulates Partido Socialista, our member party from Portugal, and Prime Minister António Costa on their clear victory in the general election held on Sunday.


PES President Sergei Stanishev said:

“António Costa is a great leader. Under his government, Portugal has turned the page of austerity and implemented social policies that help everyone. Costa and Partido Socialista have also shown that these policies can bring success in the ballot box and that social democratic policies do connect with the people. This is a great encouragement for our political family to stay true to our roots”.

The PES notes that, despite the rise of a far-right party in this election, xenophobes continue to be marginal in Portuguese politics. 

Sergei Stanishev said:

“Costa’s government has chosen inclusive policies over division, solidarity over confrontation. Europe can learn a lot from Portugal”.