The Porto Santo PSD council stressed the dedication of the current mayor of the island, who today announced that he would abandon political life at the end of his term, advancing that the structure will prepare the “autarchic dossier”.
In a statement, the vice-president of the Porto-santense social-democratic political commission, Gregório Pestana, expresses in the name of the structure “respect and understanding regarding the decision of the current mayor to not run for a new term, based on issues of personal nature “.
The PSD of that island, which met today, “recognized and thanked the effort, dedication and professionalism of Idalino Vasconcelos ahead of the destinies of the City Council”, reads in the note.
He also highlighted the “capacity and delivery” shown by the current mayor to “all Porto-Santos, particularly in the most difficult moments such as those that were experienced by the population in the aftermath of the pandemic”,.
In the statement, he added that “Idalino Vasconcelos will continue to collaborate and work, like all social-democratic activists, in the name of the victory that needs to be achieved this year, in Porto Santo, for the sake of stability and the social and economic recovery to which we all aspire at this moment “.
The PSD on that island considers that “as important as the names that are willing to embrace the challenges on behalf of the party, are the projects that are presented to the population and that assume the basis to ensure that Porto Santo continues its course”.
“Unlike other supposed candidates, imposed by their parties, who live from emptiness and spent demagogy, the PSD will present the only project and the only valid alternative to safeguard the interests and future of Porto Santo and all Porto-santenses “, says Gregório Pestana.
The vice president, points out that “starting today” the structure of the PSD in Porto Santo will “prepare the dossier Autárquicas 2021”.
He adds that they intend to present “the best solutions, the best and most qualified staff from among militants, supporters and civil society in general, in a winning project with which the population identifies and takes part, and this is the commitment”, assumed by the PSD of Porto Santo.
Today, the current mayor of Porto Santo, the social democrat Idalino Vasconcelos, publicly announced, in a statement that he also sent to the president of PSD / Madeira, Miguel Albuquerque, that he will end his political career at the end of his term, a decision that says it is “irreversible”.
The name of Idalino Vasconcelos appears on the list of re-applications released this week by the national PSD for local elections that have not yet been scheduled, together with the current presidents of the Madeiran municipalities of Câmara de Lobos (Pedro Coelho) and Calheta (Carlos Teles) .
However, contrary to what happened with the other two mayors, his name had not yet been confirmed by PSD / Madeira, the party having advanced that “it is still early” and that candidates for the 11 municipalities in the region will be announced after a meeting of the regional political commission.
“I keep in myself, those who helped me, but I also keep for myself, all those who have harmed me throughout my political life, especially in this term,” says Idalino Vasconcelos in the document ,.
The mayor, who celebrates 61 years today, adds: “I was happy at the entrance and I will be happy at the exit. Always, but always with my head held high”.
Idalino Vasconcelos, an interpreter guide and tourism entrepreneur, was elected in 2017 municipalities with 37.94% of the votes (1,283), with the PS candidate, Filipe Menezes, who obtained 36.99% (1,251).
PSD / Madeira has yet to comment on this decision by the mayor of Porto Santo.
Source: Renascença – Noticias by rr.sapo.pt.
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