III. THE UNCOMPLETE REVOLUTION


3.1 In 1974 the Portuguese revolution brought political freedom to the country.

3.2 But, that freedom was not extended to the economic sector.

3.3 Consequently:

3.3.1 In the 42 years since the revolution, Portuguese convergence towards the European Union has been very slow (only 14,8%).



3.3.2 and pessimism prevails: when asked if their economic situation will be better in the next twelve months, only 25% of the Portuguese answer positively.