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Portugal government condemns court 'no' to 2013 budget

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Portugal's centre-right government on Saturday condemned the constitutional court's rejection of several aspects of the country's tough 2013 budget, saying that the decision "makes it difficult" to make budget cuts promised to creditors. 

A Parliament session about Portugal's austere 2013 budget takes place in Lisbonon on November 27, 2012. Portugal's centre-right government on Saturday condemned the constitutional court's rejection of several aspects of the country's tough 2013 budget, saying that the decision "makes it difficult" to make budget cuts promised to creditors.

The court's decision would have "a negative impact" on the austerity programme underway, said government spokesman Luis Marques Guedes.

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