Das coisas futuras. A Europa aqui tão perto. The European elections in June in Portugal will be a dry run for the national parliamentary elections which will take place in September. The governing Socialists (PS) are currently ahead in the polls, but we expect the opposition centre-right Social Democrats (PSD) to close the gap. We predict that the PS will lose seats, however, as it performed very well in 2004. The conservative CDS-PP, which is running independently from PSD this time, should keep its two seats, and we expect this party to stay in the EPP group.