This country has been in the grip of leftist and socialist leaders for a long time, and people are getting tired of the government.
The voters are going to the polls, and if predictions hold up, they'll elect an economist whose depth of public policy experience and knowledge more than makes up for his less than charismatic personality.
He'll be helped by a split on the left between a hardcore socialist and an aging politician long past his prime.
Even his opponents are admitting that the only question to be settled is whether he will win a minority or majority on the ballot.
But that's enough about the presidential election in Portugal.