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Coalition partners name new Portuguese premier

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Anne Collier / December 28, 1982



Lisbon

Vitor Crespo, the parliamentary leader of the Social Democrat Party and a former education minister, was named Portugal's new prime minister Monday.

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Mr. Crespo, who holds a doctorate in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, succeeds Francisco Pinto Balsamo, who resigned Dec. 19th after suffering losses in municipal elections. The Social Democrats are the leading party of the three-party parliamentary coalition ruling Portugal.