Portugal PM to address nation after another minister quit

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Posted: Jul 02, 2013 12:40 PM
Portugal PM to address nation after another minister quit

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho will address the nation around 8 p.m. local time (3:00 p.m. EDT) on Tuesday after the resignation of Paulo Portas, his foreign minister.

Portas is head of a small party that guarantees the government's majority in parliament.

A government spokesman contacted by Reuters would not provide any further details.

(Reporting By Sergio Goncalves, writing by Andrei Khalip, editing by Axel Bugge)