Portugal celebrates memory of 1974 despite bailout burden Audio

25th April 2013, Comments 0 comments

Austerity helps resurrect the revolutionary spirit of 1974.

The significance of April 25 still resonates for many Portuguese, particularly so this year, as anti-austerity feeling swells.

This month marks two years since Portugal requested a bailout from the European Union. Since then, the country has often been described as an exemplary exponent of EU economic policy. But many Portuguese are sceptical about the effect the rescue and austerity are having and four decades on from the 1974 Carnation Revolution which saw the downfall of the dictatorship, many people feel that it is the troika and political class they should now be overthrowing.

Guy Hedgecoe looks at Portugal, two years on from the bailout Audio:

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