For more information can be found on Facebook. The military coup was bloodless, and known as the Carnation Revolution. It brought nearly 50 years of the autocratic rule to an end. In Albufeira , you can expect firework displays and street performances, and in Lagos , the day begins with canons and ends with a fireworks display. The biggest celebrations are normally to be found in Faro , where the celebrations start on the 24th and continue through the next day.
Have you visited the Algarve in April? The Algarve is an area you can visit throughout the year, but the rest of the country is more pleasant in autumn and spring. Request a local expert to customise your tailor-made tour. The MFA itself was restructured and a Council of the Revolution installed with the support of six political parties. An election for a national assembly in April drew 92 percent of eligible voters, a record in western European history.
Political and social instability prevailed through most of More than half a million people fled to Portugal from the former African colonies, adding a refugee problem to the already volatile domestic situation; some 30 persons died in incidents of public violence, new political parties proliferated, and strikes were widespread.
In the government also decided to nationalize banking, transport, heavy industries, and the media. In the Alentejo in southern Portugal, farmworkers expropriated latifundia and established communal farming. On November 25, , moderate military elements crushed a radical leftist coup in the army and restored order. It issued an immediate proclamation appealing for calm and patriotism. After almost five decades of dictatorship, it promised to restore civil liberties and hold general elections to a national assembly as soon as possible.
The MFA condemned Portugal's foreign policy. After 13 years of fighting, it said, Portugal had been unable to achieve peace "between Portuguese of all races and creeds". It also called for a clean-up of state-run institutions which had legitimised the abuse of power. A seven-man junta, led by General Spinola, would oversee the transition period until democracy could be established.
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