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The first government of António Costa, in 2015, immediately disappointed due to its family and parish structure. It faded into ineffectiveness and incompetence. The second government, a dimension never seen before, was faithfully disillusioned, beset by scandals of all kinds in health, defense, education, justice, in the administration of the territory, in security.
What lack of scrutiny during Parliament in Parliament and on television for the last few years by the agenda is essential from Mr.
Arrived here, it may be time to be from, after two years of a sometimes chaotic management of the pandemic by the country’s governance. And, even considering the leaden environment that lives today in the World and Parliament in Europe, I could be generous in the hour of hope for Portugal, as the European Union continues infinitely in financial support and an absolute majority should not soon dynamize a reforming governance.
However, we have no doubt that reforms will not be carried out. The Ministry of the Government has already announced it: the previous one for Defense, in which a scandal of the magnitude of what happened in Tancos was not explained, is awarded with the one for Foreign Affairs; the Minister of Health, who managed the period of the pandemic in an obsessively ideological way when practical operationality was asked for the good of defenseless citizens, happily remains in her post; by advisers of the internal partisan struggle of Public Works, the minister is managed in solutions, but to be ideologically compatible with a TAP that will generate confidence of millions of euros of State research; Secretary of State for Education Policies, the author of the sector in recent years presented is presented to minister; the former mayor of Lisbon left a debt of epic dimension and is appointed Minister of Finance, not being visibly holder of the curriculum for such a position; the author of a hastily made dossier called PRR is awarded the Ministry of Economy, which should be considered crucial in this legislature. We will continue to witness the collapse of Social Security. And, given the recent nomenclatures, nothing substantial will happen in the area of justice. Not even in the field of agriculture. Much less the sea.
Portuguese workers, serious and committed, who abound here, circulate in the midst of a forest of laws and procedures, fees, taxes and prohibitions. Herded by primary public discourses, interested and stateless and generically anesthetized by an omnipresent and simplistic television festival, they walk and, with their traditional resignation, remain more individualistic, only focused on surviving.
The most depressing of all this? The general flight of our better educated young people to other places where they looked for better jobs with career prospects, recognition, better wages, less taxes. In short: a better future. They will come here on vacation. Or, years later, they re-enter the many companies here in Portugal through a higher door. This is where we stay, the elders.
It enters a new government that was favored with an absolute majority and will receive astronomical amounts from Europe and we anticipate that public policies over the next four years will be dictated primarily by party agendas, in particular that of the ruling party and not by the interests of citizen interests.
It shouldn’t be like that. Or rather: the citizens did not allow it to be so.