Those who miss the “geringonça” will be able to feel good about the image that will be conveyed from Parliament this afternoon when voting on Chega’s motion of censure in the government of António Costa. The very left – PS, PCP, BE and Livre – and even the PAN, which does not like to be considered left or right, will be united in the same vote: against. And for those nostalgic for the political solution that guided the country in the 2015-2019 legislature, the image that will be conveyed when it is the turn of the parties on the right side of the chamber to vote should be just as pleasant .
Unlike the left, the right will appear divided in the final vote: the proposing party, Chega, will obviously vote in favor; and this time he will even have the Liberal Initiative on his side. However, the PSD will abstain – after all, which is what the Social Democrats have always done despite André Ventura’s motions of censure.
“If it is stubborn, if the instrument reaches Parliament and it is necessary to decide whether it is no longer useful or useful, the PSD chooses to say that the motion is worthless and that this is not the time to overthrow of parliament. Government.”
However, the unity of the left should only be verified at the moment of voting. Moreover, during the three and ten hour debate, António Costa should not feel anything from his former partners that, even if vague, could look like a sign of support. PCP and Bloco only criticize the government and on the most diverse topics: housing, teachers, taxes, SNS, public childcare network, internal instability in the government, etc.
On the right, the usual is expected: André Ventura will censure both the government and the PSD for not voting in favor of his motion. When a few days ago he presented the text that will be put to the vote today, the leader of Chega did not spare himself in his attacks on the PSD and Luís Montenegro: “tibieza”, “laxity” and “weakness” were just some of the adjectives . And he even sounded the alarm to the President of the Republic, recalling the calls he made for the right to create a credible alternative to the PS. “We are very sorry that at a time when a very strong signal gave to the President of the Republic that there were closed ranks on the right, we were convinced that this government had to end its duties, and at the same time it was a sign that we are ready to govern, that there is one of these parties, the PSD, that says the opposite of what is said every day on the streets, namely “this government must end,” he declared.
In conclusion: “When it comes to stubbornness, when the instrument arrives at Parliament and it is necessary to decide whether it is no longer useful or useful, the PSD chooses to say that the motion is worthless and that this is not the time is to cause the fall of the government”.