The President of the Republic and re-candidate for office, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, was today “very angry” with the health authorities because he did not receive, “in writing, a position” on whether or not he could go to the debate that is taking place tonight on RTP.
“I feel very angry because they do not give me, in writing, a position on whether I could go to the debate or not. And therefore, not having a position, I waited, I waited, the first position was that I could go, the second was that, verbally, I am waiting for a meeting, and, when in doubt, I came home to do [o debate] from home, I was not going to do Belém. The debate is not with the President of the Republic, it is with the candidate. The minimum is to have a written response “from the health authorities, defended the head of state in declarations to RTP on arrival at his residence in Cascais, Lisbon district.
The re-candidate added that when that answer arrives, “as is natural”, he no longer has time to go to Pátio da Galé, in Lisbon, to debate in person with the remaining six candidates.
Therefore, it will “ask RTP to videoconference” from your home.
“I’m not sure how, I have to improvise, and then I have to stay here, I’m not going to Belém again, I have to stay here for the next few days, as long as they understand that I should be in isolation”, continued the head of state.
Marcelo considered the decision to remain at home “legitimate”, since the “President has to be treated like any ordinary citizen”, however, “deserves an answer that says whether he can go or not” to the debate.
*The article has been translated based on the content of SÁBADO by www.sabado.pt. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!
*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.
*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!