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Portuguese parliament adopts 2014 austerity budget

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The Portuguese parliament on Tuesday adopted a tough new austerity budget for the debt-wracked nation, as thousands of angry protestors rallied outside.

The text was adopted by lawmakers of the ruling centre-right coalition, who hold 132 of 230 seats, overriding the left-wing opposition which voted against the 2014 budget that aims to save 3.9 billion euros ($5.3 billion), partly through cutting public sector salaries and pensions.

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