Portugal. According to
Countryaah reports, the leader of the opposition Social Democratic
Party (PSD), Luís Filipe Menezes, resigned in April after
failing to resolve the internal conflicts that the party
suffered in the wake of a corruption scandal in 2007.
Several high-ranking PSD politicians were involved in the
scandal, among other Lisbon mayors.
In the same month, laws were adopted that standardized
the spelling of hundreds of words in the Portuguese language
worldwide. The spelling rules adopted are those used in the
Brazilian variant of the language, which would reflect the
weight Brazil has on economic and population terms. In South
America there are 190 million Portuguese speakers, while
Portugal has just over 10 million residents.