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The Carnation Revolution in Portugal

How a coup by left-leaning army officers led the way to democracy in Portugal on 25 April, 1974.

On 25 April 1974 a coup carried out by left-leaning army officers led the way to democracy in Portugal. The largely peaceful handover of power became known as the Carnation Revolution. Hear from Adelino Gomes, who was a young journalist in Lisbon at the time.

(Photo: A wall covered with murals and the words 25 April 1974 - 2014, marking the 40 year anniversary of the Carnation Revolution. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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