The position of this governing body of the Socialists will be analyzed later this evening by the Organizing Committee of the Congress (COC) of the Socialist Party, which in turn may ask the President of the Party, Carlos Cesar, to convene a committee. The National Party to agree to the proposal to postpone the conference.
On Saturday, the Observer said that the possibility of postponing the Socialist Party’s congress from July 10-11 to the first half of September was being considered, after an increase in the number of coronavirus cases, especially in the metropolitan area of Lisbon. .
In a statement, the Socialist Party’s Standing Committee stated that it had “decided” to propose to the Operations Coordination Committee to re-evaluate the conditions for holding the congress”, given “the growing severity of infection and the need, first of all, to protect health.” From everything, I evaluated all circumstances. ”
The Standing Committee of the Socialist Party argues that “the congress can be rescheduled to a date to be fixed, consistent with the needs of public health, weight and responsibility”.
Today, in the early afternoon, in a note sent to the Lusa Agency, the Assistant Secretary-General of the Socialist Party, José Luis Carneiro, said, “After hearing the COC, it is the duty of [depois] To the National Committee of the Socialist Party to consider and decide on the postponement of the “Congress.
The PS conference, which will feature about 1,500 delegates, among the elected and the authentic, is scheduled to be held in 14 different places in the country for reasons related to covid-19 prevention.
If the congress sharpening of September is confirmed, it will most likely be on the 11th and 12th, considering that the Socialists advocate holding local elections on the 26th of that month.
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