In Portugal, this Sunday is the day of municipal changes. More than nine million voters are called to vote. The day before, the Portuguese President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, appealed for the vote, recalling the work of mayors during the health crisis and saying that those elected will face “an essential mission to recover from the most unexpected and abrupt crisis of the last century” .
More than 9.3 million voters can vote, this Sunday, in the Portuguese municipal updates.
The day before, the Portuguese President considers that voting for local authorities is more important than ever for the country to start living again and to get out of the health, economic and social crises.
In a message to the country, Marcelo Rebelo de Rebelo de Sousa appealed for the vote and thanked “the sense of sacrifice of mayors of all sensibilities, in power or communication, over the last year and a half” of the covid-19 pandemic, remembering those who died “in the service of families”.
“It’s a redoubled with conscience. In memory of this year and a half that we will not forget. For the desire to get out of the crisis once and for all and start living the life to which we all have a right”, having.
The Portuguese head of state underlined that these are the thirteenth local locations of Portuguese democracy, but “the first marked by three crises at the same time: the pandemic, the economy and society”.
“For whoever is elected, with an essential mission to recover from the most unexpected and abrupt crisis of the last century, there is our demanding hope”, he concludes.