The world of scene and politics crossed on Wednesday in presenting the nomination of Susana Garcia, the Social Democratic Party candidate in a coalition that also joins CDS, Aliança, MPT and PDR to the municipality of Amadora. CDS chief Francisco “Chicao”, Rodriguez dos Santos, sat a few meters away from Ogata, PSD deputy chief David Justino, near Manuel Luis Jocha. That, with the exception of Garcia, was the star nomination with a standing ovation. The most notable absence was that of SPD leader Roy Rio.
A presenter and representative of the Honor Committee for Candidacy has been accused of aligning with the far-right since he hosted Mario Machado on one of his shows. He did not interfere with the show, as the participants and the candidate welcomed him. Francisco Rodríguez dos Santos spoke in front of Susana Garcia, leaving a special tribute to the actor, who said he was a “man of great character”, who “contributed greatly to the mental maturity of society”. Garcia thanked the family presence and Manuel Luis Jocha, criticizing homophobia from criticizing the presenter. During the day, activist and SOS leader Mamadou Ba Ghosheh was accused of “getting out of the racist closet” and “homophobic nationalism”. García promised to move to Amadora, and if the residents were elected, they would no longer live in a municipality “where there are tents,” referring to Cova da Mora. “We will no longer encourage poorly planned social neighborhoods,” he said, promising “creative” solutions for the residents of these neighborhoods.