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Yearbook 2008

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.

2008 Portugal

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.

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