Presidential campaign begins

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 11-01-2021 19:18:00 · 2 Comments

The second day of the presidential election campaign will focus on the central and southern areas of the country with candidates taking part in initiatives dedicated to topics such as labor rights, the environment or higher education.

The election campaign runs from 10 to 22 January, with the country living under restrictive measures due to the pandemic. Seven candidates are running for election, Marisa Matias (supported by Bloco de Esquerda), Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (PSD and CDS / PP) Tiago Mayan Gonçalves (Liberal Initiative), André Ventura (Chega), Vitorino Silva, better known as Tino de Rans , João Ferreira (PCP and PEV) and PS activist Ana Gomes (PAN and Livre).

Ana Gomes will visit, in the morning, the Algueirão-Mem Martins Health Center, in Sintra, and in the afternoon she will participate in an online debate with medical students.

The candidate supported by the Left Block, Marisa Matias, will have three campaign actions.

In the first, in the morning, she meets with an informal caregiver in Almada, in the afternoon, accompanied by environmentalists, to visit Abrantes on the problems of the Tagus River, and ends the day with a rally on climate change, with a marked start to 9: 00 pm, and that will take place at Estufa Fria, in Lisbon.

João Ferreira, the candidate supported by the PCP and the “Os Verdes” (Green Party), will be in the morning in Santiago do Cacém, where he will participate in a public session.

In the afternoon and evening you will be in Lisbon. The presidential candidate participates in a session on the "right to work" at Casa do Alentejo, and at 9:00 pm he will be present at the initiative "A horizon of hope for culture", in Campo de Ourique.

After being in Peniche on 10 January, on the second day of the campaign, Vitorino Silva will give blood, in the morning, at Hospital São João, in Porto.

André Ventura will be in the south, in the Algarve, where he will contact from 2:00 pm with fishermen and shellfish gatherers, and then make a rally in a bandstand in Faro.

Although on the first day of the official campaign he did not participate in public initiatives, the candidate supported by the Liberal Initiative, Tiago Mayan Gonçalves, will be in the afternoon in Campo Pequeno, in Lisbon, together with the party leader, João Cotrim Figueiredo.

In this initiative, which kicks off the campaign of the liberal candidate, a new poster will be presented.

The current President of the Republic and candidate for a second term in Belém, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, said that he has no campaign actions planned until 18 January, as he is under surveillance after having had contact with an element of his Civil House infected with the new coronavirus.

Rules and restrictions due to the covid-19 pandemic are driving candidates to change campaign plans frequently.

The presidential elections, which take place during the covid-19 pandemic in Portugal, are scheduled for 24 January and this is the 10th time that the Portuguese have been called to choose the President of the Republic in democracy, since 1976.



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Comments:

Don't you just love it when corrupt idiot politicians are running for office?

By rod from USA on 12-01-2021 01:52

With the country going into Lockdown is this electioneering not a waste of time. If voting is to be held on 24th it will only serve to feed the pandemic unless ALL voting is to be postal, and then theres the problem of counting. Time to postpone the Election until such time that can be organised or everyone is vaccinated. Presidential candidates should bow to the enevitable postponement and change of Law to do that.

By R.Firth from Other on 11-01-2021 11:23
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