Eduardo Cabrita resigns. “I cannot allow this political exploitation” – Portugal

The Home Affairs Minister held a press conference after his driver’s accusation of negligent murder was released.

This Friday, Eduardo Cabrita resigned as minister of Internal Affairs, having asked António Costa to resign. At a press conference, Cabrita recalled the work on fire, crime and migrations, and commented on the accusation made to his driver of negligent homicide due to the death of a worker on the A6, on June 18, 2021.

“More than anyone else, I regret this tragic, irreparable loss. The only situation of all these truly irreparable. My solidarity with the victim’s family. Since then, it has been with great personal sacrifice that I have verified the political use of a personal tragedy”, he lamented. “Today the terms of the MP’s order were known. It fixes the terms from which the investigation of facts and establishment of the truth will proceed. This only reinforces my confidence in the rule of law. Only loyalty, time and the circumstances we faced six months ago, I was determined to continue in this role in this difficult summer. I cannot allow this political leverage to be used in the current framework to penalize the Government’s action against the Prime Minister.”

“I took on these roles in a particularly difficult context for the country, in a real national trauma situation following the fires that in October 2017 caused the death of more than a hundred Portuguese. Since then I have worked intensively with many, many to ensure that Portugal is a safe country in its various dimensions”, began Cabrita.

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