The former centre-right Prime Minister of Portugal, Anibal Cavaco Silva, has won Sunday's presidential election.
The politician finished well ahead of the two Socialist candidates, Manuel Alegre and former President and Prime Minister Mario Soares, who came third.
Mr Cavaco Silva is the first centre-right politician to fill the largely ceremonial post of president since Portugal's 1974 revolution.
He told supporters after the results were announced: "The task before us is not small, the work will be long and demanding."
Mr Cavaco Silva vowed to work with the Socialist government, saying: "I know by my own experience the value of cooperation among government bodies."
Mr Soares - the Socialists' official candidate - told supporters: "The results went against my expectations. I accept this defeat with a feeling of mission accomplished."
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Conservative wins Portugal race
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