Francisco Rodríguez dos Santos emphasized during his visit to Morsa: “It seems to me that the liberal rhymes of Illinois with denial, and, contrary to what we thought, there is much more in common between IL and PCP than we might initially suppose.” , in the area of Villa Real.
Urging the comment on IL’s “Arraial Liberal” on Saturday in Lisbon, the CDS-PP leader said he “strongly condemns simulating political actions for breaking health rules because this is a bad sign for the Portuguese and which shames everyone”.
He said, “I have already criticized the actions of the People’s Congress Party in the past, and I must say that this simulated demonstration by IL is a disgrace to all of us and is a bad example given by the political parties.”
Francisco Rodríguez dos Santos said he was “very proud” of the “responsible attitude” that CDS-PP has “maintained”.
“And this is how we want to continue to the end because there are Portuguese people who make sacrifices, they have to strictly comply with the rules and guidelines of the health authorities and a caste of politicians who are above the Portuguese can not be disrespectful,” he stressed.
Asked about his statements in which he defended the possibility of organizing folk saints on a limited scale, the CDS-PP chief explained that he would maintain this position as long as “there were positive opinions from the health authorities.”
“And as it turns out, it was not a reduced scale,” he said, stressing that “a huge event that brought together thousands of people, as none of the public health recommendations that have been in place for so long in our country have been respected.”
In his opinion, as long as “there was planning, organization, on a limited, small, and dispersed scale throughout the city, it would be possible to commemorate the popular saints.”
He repeated “Never in such a clumsy, denial and irresponsible way as we have seen, which, moreover, does not respect the sacrifices that the Portuguese are going through.”
Although the Lisbon City Council canceled the traditional celebrations of Santos Popolares and health authorities after it issued an unfavorable opinion, IL has scheduled a Saturday afternoon rally, occupied Largo Vitorino Damásio, in Santos, with dozens of tables and drink stalls, as well as four grills for sardines and slices the meat.
As for the statements made by the President of the Republic, who assured him, Sunday, that “there will be no” a reflection of mistrust, Francisco Rodriguez dos Santos said that he is “optimistic” about the future.
“I understand that we are in a position, as described by the President of the Republic, we are passing through the last phase of this epidemic, and yet we must respect all the recommendations of the health authorities and ensure that they are fulfilled, and accepted by all Portuguese, and he stressed that it is correct, here, that the government has an essential element In this pedagogical part, that communication is coherent, does not deviate from instructions or discriminate against Portuguese groups and sectors of activity.”
On this visit to Morsa, the president of CDS-PP visited the fair and volunteer firefighters, accompanied by this party’s candidate for city council, Mario Jorge Oliveira.