After the dissolution of the Assembly of the Republic, which opened a serious political crisis, originated by the left-wing parties, by leading the first and only personalized lead in Portugal.
The consequence is to give the people back the floor with new legislatives, which will be held on January 30, 2022. The main democratic parties tried to legitimize their leaders, listening to their militants to build as their proposals for Portugal.
The PSD did so last week in direct changes, which mobilized more than 36,000 militants, who exercised their right to vote, resulting in the re-election of Rui Rio with 53% of the vote, reaffirming himself as the undisputed leader and candidate for first -minister of Portugal.
In a participatory and clarifying election, Rui Rio reinforced these rights for a new two-year term, after this political crisis in the country and renewed ones, and after having resisted in 2019 a request for a motion of censure and an electoral cycle with European and legislation.
But with great resilience and the steely nerves that characterize him, the PSD leader placed – and I dare say without a doubt – will always place Portugal at the head of his party and its militants. The strategy turned out to be the most accurate: Rui Rio emerged strengthened from this internal struggle, confirmed the PSD as a free, plural party and absolute respect for the values of freedom and democracy and has a clear path to build and be the next prime minister one to rule Portugal.
Two years ago, and with a pandemic faced, few would say that the PS would remain in the middle of the legislature, under intense fire from its former partners and with a finished project, with no ideas for Portugal, such is the reality we have been coming to to watch. There is no relevant dossier that is not involved in controversy and contestation.
The question here is whether it will be the exhausted solution of the left party bloc, led by the PS, or the right party bloc, led by the PSD, which is meant to respectively continue to maintain a stray policy or build an alternative alternative of the future for Portugal.
The PSD that emerges from these changes is indisputably stronger and more committed to the future, and is ready to assert itself as the party that brings together the best political project for our country. Because legitimacy is an inherent value to democracy and Rui Rio has regained this legitimacy. He won and won again the new inmates and is the president of all militants, regardless of who supported him or not.
These direct changes by the PSD were not only decisive for the party and its members. They were decisive for the country and for the Portuguese. Portugal has a strong, united and victorious PSD for the political struggle to be waged in January.
Rui Rio is a serious, honest, resilient and competent politician, and he will now leave the National Congress with a united and mobilized Party, with a sense of State and responsibility, to deserve the trust of all those who seek a credible alternative to the PSD. I believe in serious and real work, for the good of Portugal.