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An alliance of left-wing Portuguese lawmakers on Tuesday brought down the government of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, turning the country’s politics on its head just weeks after inconclusive elections and offering up a strong new challenge to the austerity policies that have divided Europe.

Mr. Passos Coelho, a center-right leader, was ousted after lawmakers voted to reject his new government’s program, 123 to 107.

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