Health Minister investigated for malfeasance and mayor of Gaia suspected of ordering and paying for news to Global Media – Politics

The Minister of Health, Manuel Pizarro, is being investigated on suspicion of the crime of prevarication together with the Mayor of Gaia, Eduardo Vítor Rodrigues, advances the Observer.

According to the MP, adds the Observerthe mayor of Gaia will have asked the Group that owns Jornal de Notícias, Diário de Notícias and TSF to write news that would promote the work of Gaia and the president himself, Eduardo Vítor Rodrigues.

The suspicions regarding Manuel Pizarro predate his entry into the Government as Minister of Health. According to Observer, the crime of prevarication occurred while he was still an MEP and involve a ‘wedge’ requested by the minister. Pizarro asked to be hired for the parish council of Vitoria, in Porto, a former PS candidate and one of the mobilizers of votes for the internal local elections of the socialists, says the Observer. Request that led the Câmara de Gaia to open a tender in order to satisfy Manuel Pizarro’s request.

To the Observerthe Ministry of Health says that the minister has not been contacted and is unaware of these charges.

Source: Correio da Manhã by

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