Portuguese prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho has to rebuild his government following the resignation of Interior Minister Miguel Macedo on 16 November, writes Público.

Destabilised by the “golden visa” affair that broke on 13 November, Macedo said he wanted to “defend the government” and denied involvement in any wrongdoing concerning visas issued to foreign investors. The Lisbon daily adds Macedo —

stated that his authority as minister was undermined by the implication of close allies in the ongoing investigation into corruption in the issuing of “golden visas”.