According to Palácio de Belém, the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, will have “a few days of holiday towards the end of August”, in Portugal, still without a defined location.

The Prime Minister, António Costa, according to a source from the executive's office, was on holiday during the last week of July, and could possibly take a few more days off at the end of August.

With the doors of the Assembly of the Republic closed until September 6, the president of parliament, Augusto Santos Silva, “will be on vacation during the last two weeks of August, with his family, in the Algarve, as usual” and for reading “he will take novels by authors such as, for example, Nélida Piñon, Javier Cercas or Fernando Aramburu”, said an official source.

The president of PSD, Luís Montenegro, will spend “a week in the Algarve” that will end on the day of the traditional political 'rentrée' of the Social Democrats, the Festa do Pontal, on 14 August.

Montenegro is said to be reading “A Promised Land”, the memoirs of the former president of the United States of America Barack Obama, while on his break.

The president of Chega, André Ventura, is the only party leader who will go abroad for his vacation, in the second half of August, choosing to read “O Primeiro Homem”, by Albert Camus.