At the end of the parliamentary days of Chega, André Ventura said this Monday that he hopes that “the PSD of Montenegro does not do what Rui Rio did, which is to stand behind the PS”, and that “it comes to the game, even if it is to criticize”. The next day, the social democratic leader assured that he was “focused on opposing the PS and on making the PSD an alternative government party to the PS”. “And I will never deviate from that focus”he added, in response to journalists, after a lunch with representatives of the tourism sector in Tabuaço, part of his one-week tour of the district of Viseu.
The challenge of the president of Chega was launched on the second and last day of the party’s parliamentary days, in Setúbal, dedicated precisely to the constitutional review. “It gives me the idea that the PSD does not want any constitutional revision and it is better to assume that”, said Ventura., not least because in 2020, he continued, it became clear that “the PSD did not join the review of Chega because it was going to present its own review”. “It was not a guarantee from Rui Rio. It was a PSD guarantee. The leaders pass and the parties stay”, he underlined.
Referring to the initiative of Luís Montenegro, who this Monday began in Viseu to fulfill the promise to spend a week a month in each district, the leader of Chega launched the provocation: “Dear Luís… Luís and André… I’ve been visiting all the districts of the country for three years. Hugs to Luis.” Like Montenegro, Ventura also guaranteed that he was focused on opposing the socialists, but he did so for domestic consumption, warning that he is not about to “waste time with those who do not deserve it” and insists on making him “look elsewhere than to fight the PS”. The addressees were not named, but Ventura was referring to opponents within the party who increasingly speak out loud, often costing them suspension or expulsion.
PSD is “doing its part” on airport
Asked if the new airport was discussed at lunch this Tuesday at Quinta dos Magusteiros, in Tabuaço, the PSD president only confirmed that the table was “comprised mainly of entrepreneurs and agents in the tourist sector”. And he added that the issue is “very relevant as airport transport still remains a major reception point”. He also recognized that “a new equipment”, which responds to the increase in passengers expected in the coming years, is of interest to “the entire territory”.
As for the rest, the PSD is “doing its part” and hopes that “briefly” it is possible to have a “defined methodology and the Government can implement it”. “Since I was elected leader, the PSD has decided not to stay out of the political dialogue with the Government so that we can build a solution that is as convergent as possible, given that the responsibility to decide lies with the government”, he stressed. The commitment was to “open a direct dialogue” between himself and the Prime Minister so that the Government can have the “best instruments to decide”, he also said, adding that “then we can see if the decision” of the Executive has the “agreement” of the Social Democrats.
Source: Expresso by expresso.pt.
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