Portugal's Communist Party announced Friday it has reached an agreement to back its Socialist Party ally, paving the way for a possible ouster of the country's new center-right government.
The deal came after an earlier agreement between the moderate, mainstream Socialists and the radical Left Bloc.
Together the three parties have 122 seats in the 230-seat Parliament, outnumbering the government, and have vowed to reject the government's four-year policy program in a vote next week.
Such a defeat would force the government, which took office on Oct. 30, to resign, possibly opening the door for the unprecedented leftist alliance to take over. However, changes in...