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'Babush' goes big: Goans cheer as Antonio Costa, front-runner in Portugal's PM race, has roots in coastal state

Nov 14, 2015    

Portugals Gandhi, 54-year-old Antonio Costa, who has emerged as the front-runner for the post of Portuguese Prime Minister, has a Goan connection.Kin and supporters of the left-leaning former Lisbon mayor, who won Portuguese hearts and earned the humble moniker after he transformed the fortunes of Mouraria, a drug-infested and prostitution-ridden neighbourhood of the Capital, cannot contain their joy as Costa appears to be just a step away from taking over reins of the debt-ridden former colonial country, which ruled Goa for 451 years.Yes, we are definitely proud of how he has managed to reach...

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