The opening of the works is scheduled for 9 pm and, traditionally, the leader’s first speech is focused on the presentation of his global strategy proposal, entitled “Governing Portugal to the Center”.
In the text, which Rio presented to militants at the end of November as part of the internal campaign for direct changes and which will be voted on on Saturday at the congress, it is stated that the PSD “is in a position to govern Portugal”, a month and a half away from the January 30 legislative period.
In the motion, Rio – who has admitted that an understanding with the PS is desirable for the feasibility of minority businesses that come out of the legislative sessions of one or another party – defends that “it is important to build a new majority without red lines, based on dialogue and compromise, left or right, whose only limit will be that of moderation, respect for constitutional institutions and the superior national interest”.
On Thursday, Rio announced its choices for “heads of the list” to the party’s national organs, with Nuno Morais Sarmento – who had already announced his departure from the Political Commission – heading the list for the Council of National Jurisdiction against current president Paulo Colaço, while historic activist Pedro Roseta will replace Paulo Rangel as the first name on the official list to the national council.
Paulo Mota Pinto remains as the candidate for the presidency of the congressional table and José Silvano as secretary general.