Women walk past campaign billboards for the local elections on a street in Sintra September 27, 2013. Disillusion with Portugal's main parties, both battered by association with the country's deep ... more 
Women walk past campaign billboards for the local elections on a street in Sintra September 27, 2013. Disillusion with Portugal's main parties, both battered by association with the country's deep economic crisis and international bailout, is translating into a surge in independent candidates for Sunday's local elections. While government austerity measures - a condition of the bailout - have sparked periodic protests and strikes, the protests haven't turned violent, as in Greece, nor have voters turned to extremist political parties to vent their anger. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro (PORTUGAL - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT POLITICS ELECTIONS) less 
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Fri, Sep 27, 2013 7:21 AM EDT