PRIME MINISTER José Sócrates was due to present the Lisbon Treaty to Parliament to be ratified on Wednesday, following a favourable vote doing away with a referendum.
His party voted on Tuesday, with only seven votes against and one abstaining, the decision not to have a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty. Left wing MPs were expected to present a proposal in parliament on Wednesday to overthrow the decision not to have a referendum and this was due to be voted upon on the day.
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