kontrast.at has the article Portugal has found an antidote to right wing populism.
Considering the booming economy, dropping unemployment numbers and the return of many once-emigrated young Portuguese citizens, it seems Portugal is on the rise. Facing the policies of socialist Prime Minister António Costa, which include properly supporting the welfare state and investing in the public sector instead of austerity measures, right wing populists don’t stand a chance.
This is from February 2019. This appears to be an example that shows that getting away from the austerity of neoliberalism can make significant improvements in the lifestyles of the people in countries that can use some socialism where appropriate.