Costa says he needs “victory with an absolute majority” to “serve well” Portugal

The PS leader and head of the list for Lisbon in the legislative elections, António Costa, reaffirmed this Tuesday that he needed a “victory with an absolute majority” to “serve well” Portugal and guarantee four years of “stability” and “tranquility”.

“We don’t want a good result to put a medal on our chest, we want a good result to be able to serve Portugal well and to be able to serve the Portuguese well”, he said at a rally in Machico, on the island of Madeira.

He added: “To serve Portugal well and serve the Portuguese well, we don’t need just any victory, we need a victory with an absolute majority.”

António Costa, also head of the Portuguese executive, underlined that the country needs stability to “continue to move forward” and return “tranquility to the daily life of the Portuguese”, so he called for the mobilization of the electorate in the early elections of 30 January. .

“That no one misses the early voting on the 23rd or, normally, the 30th, that all those in the diaspora exercise their right to vote this week and that this vote is concentrated to guarantee a majority of consensus, of dialogue, a absolute majority of the Socialist Party for the next four years of stability and tranquility”, he declared.

António Costa’s campaign day in Madeira began in a troubled way due to the bad weather that was felt on the island, as the plane he was on only managed to land at Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport on the second attempt.

The constant threat of rain motivated, on the other hand, the cancellation of a street planned for Funchal, which was replaced by a visit to the Empresa de Cervejas da Madeira, and the PS leader was always sparing in statements until the time of the rally. in the Machico forum, in the east of Madeira.

“We have lived two terrible years, all afraid of a virus, all afraid of getting sick, all afraid of infecting our neighbor or being infected by our partner”, he said before a full auditorium, stressing that it was necessary “to turn this fear page” and overcome the “health dimension” of the pandemic, as well as the “economic and social wounds”.

António Costa admitted that, despite the Government’s effort to combat poverty, the pandemic crisis “replaced” many people in that situation.

“What we have to do is go back to doing what we have already done and go further,” he said, reinforcing: “We have to eradicate poverty in our country.”

The PS leader and head of the list for Lisbon considered that, for this to be a reality, the country cannot “walk in zigzags”.

“We cannot go from political crisis to political crisis, we cannot go with two-year provisional governments,” he warned, adding: “We need stability and that stability is only possible with a majority of the Socialist Party.”

António Costa stressed that it was necessary to “speak frankly to the Portuguese” and “not be afraid of words”.

“We will fulfill our duty under any circumstances, we will respect the vote of the Portuguese and we know that it is only on election day that the Portuguese decide who will win”, he said, stressing: “We are not deceived by good polls, because that what we want are not good polls, what we want are good results and a big win on January 30th.”

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