The president of React, Include, Recycle (RIR), Vitorino Silva, said this Tuesday that believes that the party will elect in Lisbon in the Legislations of 30 January, arguing that the head of the list, Márcia Henriques, has “a lot to give to Portugal”.
“I am a candidate for Porto, in Porto I ask for an opportunity and I don’t want to go to parliament alone, because I also need Márcia’s experience, knowledge, and Márcia has a lot, a lot to give Portugal. I am sure that she will be a great deputy of the nation”, Vitorino Silva told Lusa about the party’s vice president.
The president of the RIR was at the Cais do Sodré station in Lisbon this morning, where he distributed calendars to passengers who arrived by boat and train from the outskirts of the capital.
With the initiative, Vitorino Silva wanted to “look people in the face”.
“The desire to get to know and look at people in front of them, to see them from one shore to the other, to pass on the reality”, promising: “We want to be the bridge”.
Faced with the flow of passengers heading to the capital, the president of the RIR noted that “Setúbal today [esta terça-feira] took a dip in Lisbon”.
The candidate also committed himself to, on another day, going “to the other shore to see the people too”.
Introducing himself as “the Tino de Rans”, Vitorino found people who recognized him for voting in the 2021 presidential elections, where it collected 122,774 votes, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
“I felt cherished, I felt serious, I felt that it is a terrain where there are options and politicized, and I feel that there are many openings for the RIR to have votes here in these parts. I was very happy when many people told me ‘I already voted for you’”, he said, adding that he hopes that “the approximations have many more votes” Lisbon.
As for abstention, Vitorino Silva believes that “the fault lies with the parties that fail to mobilize people to the ballot boxes” and that the RIR “is this mission”.
“I think a lot of people who abstain, who never voted, who haven’t voted for many years and who think that the RIR is the policy and that it is a valid option”, he said.
Vitorino Silva claimed to still be “very motivated” and confident.
“On the 30th, when the charts are released, Portugal will jump”, predicted.