Portugal left formalize deals to oust government, rule in majority

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Posted: Nov 10, 2015 5:07 AM

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's main opposition Socialists on Tuesday signed definitive agreements with far-left parties, guaranteeing parliament majority backing for a Socialist government they want to form after ousting the center-right administration.

The deals also formalize their previously announced rejection of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho's government program, to be voted later on Tuesday in parliament, said a spokesman.

The rejection means the austerity-minded government will be forced out of power.

(Reporting By Sergio Goncalves, writing by Andrei Khalip)