Since you were established in 1977 and reached over 400.000, this newspaper should have some power to get hold of the management of IMT and/or the ministers that are responsible for such a mess. A member on FB (probably a clerk at IMT) stated that over 40.000 driving licenses are behind the schedule. Also a lot of taxi drivers are unable to work, etc. Luckily most of them are portuguese or brazilian, thus can get around the issue when being stopped by GNR, only because the GNR staff are mostly nice and friendly guys.
To be honest, what’s the point of issuing all this text, all these comments and all these complaints from people applying for a new DL. It should be fairly easy for the publisher to act and approach the authority!
A Simson, Albufeira