Marcelo considers it very difficult to have regionalization in Portugal without support from the PSD
Marcelo Rebe de Sousa, pointed out this Sunday that the President of the Republic, Luís Montenegro, was opposed to a difficult reference process on regionalization in 2024 and decided that this process is very difficult.
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“I note that the PSD leader is opposed to the regionalization process and the holding of a regionalization referendum. And recorded it. I’m going to meditate on it,” Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa told journalists in São Paulo.
The head of state added that “this may mean that, in fact, we have to bet more on decentralization, since it is very difficult, with the main opposition leader opposing it, there is no future regionalization” .
“It is a given given to the orientation of the new assistant, which is in fact a change of orientation of the PSD in relation to the leadership of reference of the regional one. Therefore, this weighs, since it is an area where consensus is very important”, he reinforced.
In the closing speech of the PSD Congress, Luís Montenegro argued that “it is not appropriate” to have a referendum on regionalization in 2024, taking into account the current situation of the war in Ukraine and its economic and social effects.
If the government goes in the direction of a referendum, it will not have the backing of the PSD, said Montenegro.
In the 11th year of the Congress of the National Association (AN, in Portuguese, Prime Minister and Secretary-General, António Costa, past-of-December Municipality of PS2024, in December 2024, in December 2024, in December 2024, in December 2024) , after at the end of 2023 the progress made in skills centralization material was evaluated.
In the following, in the same place, Marcelo then declared “the President of the Republic, in principle, in a referendum that has parliamentary approval agreeing that the popular consultation is ideas for 2024, and urged the parties to present their ideas on regionalization up to the laws advance legislation.
When he was president of the PSD, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa opposed the creation of administrative regions in Portugal, fighting for “no” in the 1998 referendum, which he won with 60% of the votes.