André Ventura raises a little the veil this Friday over the electoral lists in the race for the legislative ones, announcing some heads of list, the representatives and coordinators of the electoral and youth program. In a press conference at the headquarters of Chega, in Lisbon, the leader also reinforced the party’s objective for the 30th of January: “To assert itself as the third national force.”
André Ventura – no surprises – will head the list for the Lisbon constituency and will take with him Pedro Pessanha, president of the capital’s district, who will occupy fourth place. Apparently, “according to the polls, this will be an eligible place to accompany me in the Chamber throughout the next legislature,” he said.
In Faro, it is Pedro Pinto, secretary general, who will lead the list to the legislative ones, while in Santarém it is Pedro Frazão, vice president of the party and councilor in the district, elected by Ventura.
João Tilly, president of the Viseu district, is Enga’s bet in the district, while in the European constituency he is chosen to head the list of José Dias Fernandes, another member of the national council. In the constituency outside Europe, the first place on the list is reserved for João Janela Batista.
The party leader also announced that Gabriel Mithá Ribeiro, vice-president of Chega, will be the national coordinator of the electoral program – a program described by Ventura as “modern, capable of responding to questions of economy, justice, looking at key sectors such as education and health. A non-socialist program for the development of Portugal”.
Economist Pedro Arroja was chosen by Ventura to be the national representative and will also be a candidate for the changes, although it is not yet known which list he will integrate. Rita Matias, member of the national board, will be mandatory for the youth. Another highlight is Rui Paulo Sousa, member of the board and coordinator of the ethics committee, who will once again be the financial agent and candidate for the 2022 advantages.
Appealing to the vote for Chega, the leader argued that “voting for the PSD is voting for PS number two. In upcoming updates, Chega wants to force a right-wing government and not allow a central PS / PSD bloc. Any result above 10% on the part of Chega will force the future government to take into account the transformations that this party wants to operate in Portuguese society”.
In the upcoming race, Chega will not abdicate as “defender for the reduction of taxes, the chemical castration of pedophiles, life imprisonment and fight that there is a minority above the law in Portugal”.
The party leader also left the guarantee that the remaining elements of the electoral lists known in the coming weeks.