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Portugal’s far right on rise as election campaign begins | The Guardian

Chega keeps getting more and more support as it promises to clean up Portugal, which doesn't sound ominous at all, right?

“Chega (Enough), led by 41-year-old former football commentator André Ventura…scored 1.3% of votes in 2019’s election but … has since climbed to about 19%,” The Guardian writes.

That’s a lot of voters indeed — and some of them are your neighbors!

The Guardian goes into some of the whys, in particular the corruption scandals that keep rocking the Socialist party, and also some of Chega’s stated favored policies, including “the death penalty, chemical castration for repeat rapists and … zero tolerance for illegal immigration.”

Related: Chega leader wants to force immigrants to contribute for five years before having access to social support 

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