Thousands of Russians chanted Alexei Navalny's name and said they would not forgive the authorities for his death as the opposition leader was laid to rest in Moscow on Friday.
The Secretary General of Socialist Party, Pedro Nuno Santos, Reuters/Pedro Nunes
Portugal's centre-left Socialist Party (PS) has extended its lead as the favourite to win the most votes in a snap general election on March 10, although it remains far from a parliamentary majority, an opinion poll showed on Tuesday.
There was also a strong jump in voting intentions for the third-placed far-right party Chega (Enough) that could be key to the wider right wing forming a government, according to the survey by Intercampus for newspapers Correio da Manha and Jornal de Negocios.
Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa resigned on Nov. 7 over an investigation into alleged illegalities in his government's handling of several large investment projects. Costa has denied wrongdoing and remains head of a caretaker government.
The PS, now led by 46-year-old former infrastructure minister Pedro Nuno Santos, commanded 26.4% support in the Intercampus poll, up from 25.4% a month ago.
The Democratic Alliance, which encompasses the centre-right main opposition Social Democratic Party (PSD), the conservative CDS-PP and the monarchist party, trailed behind with 20.8%, although in December the PSD alone polled at 22.5%.
Chega, which is already the third-largest force in parliament and has recently moderated its populist, anti-establishment rhetoric, jumped to 16.6% support from 11.6%. The right-wing Liberal Initiative polled at 5.4%.
Left Bloc and the Communists had 7.4% and 3.9%, respectively, with the overall left garnering 37.7%, behind the overall right with 42.8%.
PSD leader Luis Montenegro has ruled out any form of reliance on Chega to govern, and many analysts say a post-election quagmire would ensue without such support, potentially leading to a repeat ballot.
Intercampus surveyed 637 people on Jan. 16-20, with a margin of error of around 4%.
Reporting by Patrícia Vicente Rua
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