Portugal PM threatens to resign if parliament passes teachers’ pay hike

Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa addresses the nation from Sao Bento Palace, in Lisbon, Portugal, May 3, 2019. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes

LISBON (Reuters) – Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa threatened to resign on Friday after his leftist allies abandoned the government in a preliminary parliamentary vote that could undermine efforts to balance the budget by raising teachers’ salaries retroactively. Late on Thursday, a broad alliance of lawmakers sitting on a parliamentary committee voted to grant teachers […]

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